The invisible U.S. senate candidate

Sandoval not running for Senate seat (R-J file photo)

 

A few years ago I heard former Fort Worth Congressman Jim Wright speak to a convention of newspaper editors. He told of how our influence within our communities might not be all that we thought it was.

Wright said when he first ran for Congress the publisher of his local newspaper, Amon G. Carter, owner of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, refused to even print his name in the paper. He won anyway and Carter was forced to apologize in print.

I was reminded of that anecdote today when Gov. Brian Sandoval announced he is not running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid. The online Review-Journal story mentions there is a Democratic candidate for the seat, Catherine Cortez Masto, and mentions others who are running and one who hasn’t ruled it out.

As of 9 a.m., the online posting never mentions the one Republican who has been running since January 2014 — Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers.

The Reno didn’t bother to write its own story but just posted the AP account. It mentions Beers but dismisses him as a “long shot.”

Which is worse, being dismissed or ignored?

Bob Beers (R-J file photo)

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8 comments on “The invisible U.S. senate candidate

  1. Steve says:

    Bob Beers commented that Sandoval not running prevents a split of the moderate Republican electorate.
    He called that “formidable”.
    I think reality may be settling in. Joe Heck is the next one we need to hear from and wouldn’t you know? Roberson is in DC now.

  2. el Governor senor “Pants-on-Fire” Sandoval is once again not telling the truth.

    HE WILL EVENTUALLY RUN FOR U.S. SENATE IN 2016.

    HIS STRATEGY IS TO PRESERVE HIS “POPULARITY” NUMBER HIGH THUS AVOIDING CONSERVATIVES ATTACKS BETWEEN NOW AND THEN…

  3. I’m afraid the straight shooting Bob Beers is going to be steamrolled by the DC Republican machine falling in line to support Joe Heck. He’s got the money, name recognition & the nod from Party insiders. And it appears that Bob Beers isn’t flashy enough for the likes of Whaley & Tetreault. (Would Heck receive the same “kid glove” treatment that Tetreault has given Reid the Elder these past few years (puff pieces and panting)? I doubt it. And as for Roberson…no way Jose`!

  4. Steve says:

    I bet Roberson is there to recruit Heck.

    Eddie, I am going to save this link so I can report on your accuracy as a pundit!

  5. rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com says:

    Tom may be that is because his campaign manager but what do I know. Bob is a great guy, he could give Cortez a run for the money if he have a different campaign manager. With her in the picture I may be another Amon G. Carter.

  6. Steve says:

    Not even the slightest mention of Bob Beers on CH 8 tonight….someone needs to slapped silly.

  7. Barbara says:

    I am done voting for the “lesser of two evils”. I will not vote for Heck or Sandoval or Heller. Heck and Heller’s voting record is abysmal. They portray themselves as conservatives, but their voting records reflect reliable votes for the expansion of government and towing the party line. Sandoval is probably trying to think of a way he could run for Senate and VP at the same time.

  8. […] gotten in the local paper in a year and half. Often stories about the race to replace Harry Reid neglect to mention him as a candidate or label him a long shot. But his bailing out of the race apparently warranted a […]

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