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Michael Roberson’s Lousy Week

Las Vegas, NV — Establishment politician and Republican Senate boss Michael Roberson has been having a pretty rough week in CD3. Sad!

  1. Roberson is still fending off allegations of improper campaign finance activities with his network of PACs.
  1. Roberson tried to lie to Republican primary voters by telling them he cut taxes for 95 percent of Nevada businesses. PolitiFact destroyed the bogus claim and rated it false.
  1. A newly released internal GOP poll shows Roberson a distant third in CD3 – nearly 30 points behind Danny Tarkanian and even losing to Michele Fiore.

 

MONDAY: Las Vegas Review-Journal: Roberson rejects complaints over his PACs

Posted March 28, 2016

By BEN BOTKIN

State Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson pushed back against suggestions that he or his political action committees engaged in any improper campaign finance activities.

A complaint filed with the Nevada secretary of state’s office by Michael Brown of Las Vegas asked the state’s chief elections official to examine whether four political action committees tied to the Republican engaged in an illegal practice called “conduit contributions.”

 

TUESDAY: PolitiFact Nevada: Candidate claiming that Nevada cut taxes in 2015 doesn’t pass muster

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WEDNESDAY: Ralston Reports: Poll done for Tarkanian shows him well ahead in congressional race, and it makes sense

by Jon Ralston Wed, 03/30/2016 – 13:53

Danny Tarkanian is dominating the GOP primary field in the race for Rep. Joe Heck’s seat, an unsurprising result based on his overwhelming name recognition that has often buoyed him early in previous contests.

The survey, taken by Tarkanian campaign firm Chariot LLC, shows Tarkanian at 37 percent, followed by Assemblywoman Michele Fiore at 11 percent and state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson at 9 percent. The others candidates barely registered.

The poll also showed Donald Trump maintaining a 2-to-1 lead — 50 percent to 25 percent — over Ted Cruz among Republicans in the district.