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New Sheriff In Town

As he prepares for a run for the seat of term-limited moderate state Sen. Randolph Townsend, conservative Assemblyman Ty Cobb (R-Reno) this week stepped down as chairman of the conservative Nevada Republican Study Committee (NRSC), turning the reins over to Assemblyman Ed Goedhart (R-Amargosa Valley).

Goedhart – who also serves as the legislature’s Tax Pledge Caucus chairman – intends to start a PAC to assist conservative candidates running for Assembly seats in primaries next year, as well as hire a Legislative Director to assist the group in developing, researching and analyzing legislation.

The NRSC mirrors a similar GOP caucus-within-the-caucus in Congress and was formed here in Nevada after the start of this year’s legislative session. The late start prevented the group from doing much or causing much of an impact, but conservatives can expect bigger and better things next time around under Goedhart’s leadership.