Political Note #135 Steve Sisolak NV Governor

Until October 1, Steve Sisolak, a former member of the Board of Regents, was a pro-gun, NRA A- rated Democrat. His website says the Las Vegas mass shooting transformed his views on gun safety. Nevada passed a referendum requiring background checks and banning bump stocks that turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons. But Governor Sandoval has not put the law into effect. Steve Sisolak promises that he will.

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Political Note #134 Julie Goldberg NY SD 38

Teacher and librarian, Julie Goldberg is neither apolitical nor focused on New Jersey. Her local cultural interests are in New York. She is a board member and editor for River River -- a New York community arts organization. She is a founding member of the Hungry Hollow Coalition. This New York community improvement group sponsors fund raising musicals and helps the homeless. It contests zoning issues and supports candidates. The Coalition does the candidate supporting bit in New York and does quite a lot of it. Goldberg is a beneficiary of that support in her run for the State Senate.

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Political Note #71 Susie Lee NV CD 03

Susie Lee has been a leading Nevada philanthropist. Before she was a philanthropist, she had been a water and environmental consultant in Massachusetts and a policy advisor to the Las Vegas mayor. She became President of Nevada Women's Philanthropy, the Founding Executive Director of a homeless shelter for needy families, and now focuses on preventing school dropouts. She is not new to politics. Stepping in for Jacky Rosen who is running for the US Senate, Lee has Rosen's support, Harry Reid's support, and the support of the very powerful Culinary Workers Union.

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Political Note #34 Ruben Kihuen NV CD 04

Ruben Kihuen https://rubenforcongress.com/ is something of a golden boy in Nevada. He was elected (rounded numbers) to Congress at 35 to the state Senate at 30, to the state Assembly at 25. Bright, charming, handsome, a great athlete. Were it not for a foot injury, like one of his high school classmates, he might be finishing a career as a professional soccer player right now. Instead, he is finishing his political career, withdrawing from the Congressional race in response to accusations of sexual harassment.

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Political Note #15 Jacky Rosen NV CD 03

Jacky Rosen won the election for her open seat Congressional seat in 2016 -- by a scant 3943 votes out of just under 311,000 cast, the second smallest margin for a Democratic winning House candidate. In winning this election, Rosen became Ms. Smith goes to Washington; that is when Smith is a Jewish name. Wife of a radiologist, mother of an adolescent, Jacky Rosen had no thought about a political career until Harry Reid encouraged her to run for the open and swingy congressional seat held by Republican Joe Heck since 2011. Rosen was so successful, Reid encouraged her to withdraw from the Congressional race and run for the US Senate, which she did successfully.

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