Thursday, October 1, 2009

NV-Sen: It's Official, Lowden's In. But Can She Beat Reid? Doubt It.

Oh, and I'm shaking in my boots!

One day after resigning from her post overseeing the troubled state Republican Party, former state Sen. Sue Lowden is launching her bid for the U.S. Senate. [...]

Lowden resigned from her job as Nevada Republican chairwoman Wednesday. During her tenure, she presided over a difficult stretch for the party which saw significant electoral losses in 2008. With the help of massive funding from Reid, Democrats were able to increase their voter registration over Republicans by more than 100,000 voters and build a formidable organization in the state.

Republicans also are beset by a series of difficult scandals, including Gov. Jim Gibbons' divorce, U.S. Sen. John Ensign's admission of an affair with a campaign staffer who was married to his best friend, and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki's indictment on charges of misusing tax dollars.

Ha. And they think this person who ran the GOP into the ground will help them? Well, at least she's fairly more credible than Lil' Tark Shark. And no, that isn't saying much.

And even better yet, take a looky at how she tried to have it both ways with The R-J on Yucca Mountain.

"If Yucca Mountain is in fact over, if it is a done deal, then why are we still having hearings, and why are we still having all of this money coming in from Washington to spend on Yucca Mountain," she said.

Lowden said a blog entry she wrote in December that called on Reid to negotiate benefits for Nevada in exchange for storing nuclear waste was "to challenge Sen. Reid to stop saying that Yucca Mountain was gone, that it was dead."

Former Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., says Reid's strategy on Yucca Mountain is sound.

"He has been very successful over the years, many years, of constantly reducing the appropriation on the project," said Bryan. "I think Sue Lowden is listening to the wrong crowd when she talks about negotiating benefits."

She then tried to say that she "always opposed it", but take a look at her State Senate voting record and see for yourself her votes in SUPPORT of storing toxic radioactive waste in Yucca Mountain.

Yes, she may be the best the GOP has to offer... But that still isn't saying much. Harry Reid can and will beat any of these circus attractions Republican candidates next year.

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