Danny Tarkanian isÂ gearing up to enter the race in Nevadaâs new 4th district (which includes Nye County). He released polling this week that showed him ahead in the GOP primary and in a test of the general election.
The poll of likely GOP primary voters conducted by Public Opinion Strategies showed Republican Tarkanian ahead of Republican state Sen. Barbara Cegavske 73 percent to 9 percent. The pollâs margin of error among GOP primary voters was 5.4 points.
Tarkanian also led a hypothetical matchup with DemocraticÂ state Sen. Steven Horsford (D) 47 percent to 36 percent. The margin of error among likely voters polled was 4.9 points.
Democrats hold a 13-point voter-registration edge in the new district, which was added as a result of reapportionment. President Barack Obama would have won it in 2008 with 56 percent, and it has 23 percent Latino and 14 percent African-American voting-age populations.
[Source: Roll Call]
I’ve lived in Nevada for the past eight years. Danny Tarkanian is a perpetual Republican candidate. He has never won an election in those eight years. Even so, the Nevada Republican Party should not be under estimated. Since the creation of Nevada’s Congression District #4 following the 2010 Census Democrats have a slight margin advantage over the Republican Party. But that is no reason for Nye County Democrats to breathe a sigh of relief. If you are keeping up with political events you can readily realize that the Republican Party is resourceful. So, unless you want more of the same here in Nye County you must get resolute and resourceful yourself. If you don’t you have no one to blame but yourself. Get with it and do what you can to ensure no more Republicans get elected in Nye County. Check out the Nye County Democratic Party’s website and get involved.