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Muth’s Truths: January 19, 2010

Today is the day that Massachusetts voters could possibly derail ObamaCare by electing a Republican to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy created when Ted Kennedy died. Odds are against it actually happening; however, Republicans have already scored BIG in this contest just by making it close and forcing Obama to campaign on behalf of the beleaguered Democrat candidate on Sunday. Even if they win the vote count, Democrats lost this contest.

According to an eRJ Flash this morning, “A homeowner shot and killed a man attempting to break into his residence early Tuesday morning, Las Vegas police confirmed.” YES!

This Just In: Jon Ralston reports this morning that the “Department of Justice has taken up probe of Ensign,” while Politico reports that the FBI is now involved in the Ensign scandal, “a potential sign that the Nevada Republican could face a criminal probe over the matter, according to several sources.”

Who will be the first major Nevada Republican leader or elected official to call for Ensign to step down for the good of the party, the good of the state and, frankly, the good of his own family?

Las Vegas author and sports handicapper Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, announced yesterday on the Jerry Doyle Show that he is running to be National Chairman of the LP at their convention in St. Louis this May.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Amodei recently completed the Gun Owners of Nevada questionnaire, leaving John Chachas as the only major candidate in that GOP primary race to have not responded. You can read Mark’s and all of the other candidate’s responses HERE

Former conservative Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth of Arizona will be the guest speaker at Washoe County’s annual Lincoln Day dinner on February 11th at the Peppermill Casino. I wonder if he’ll use the opportunity to announce a GOP primary campaign against Sen. John McCain?

Democrat political consultant Dan Hart announced yesterday that he and Republican PR consultant Elizabeth Trosper have partnered up to develop a public relations division within his firm. Trosper brings over twenty years of industry experience; launching her career in Los Angeles at Manning Selvage and Lee and spending the last ten years in Las Vegas as a partner in a local firm.

The Clark County GOP finally sent out their first press release of year yesterday to announce elections scheduled for tonight in which no nominations will be accepted from the floor despite the fact that the Central Committee has never approved such a change in the organization’s longstanding rules and procedures.

In addition, the release notes that the election will be conducted using Clark County’s electronic voting machines – which must have the black helicopter crowd thrilled.

And get this: Acting Chairman Bob Ruckman declared in the release that “All Registered Republicans are welcome and encouraged to attend, and to vote,” which would appear to mean that not only do you no longer have to be a member of the Central Committee to vote for officers and members of the Executive Board, but you don’t even have to live in Clark County….or even the state of Nevada. I’m telling you, this meeting has all the makings of major league political circus tonight. Bring popcorn.