The last time the Nevada Republican Party was this broke and broken was the year before Reno attorney John Mason took the reins in 1995.
Shortly thereafter, Republicans became the majority party in Nevada for the first time since the Civil War. And four years later they controlled all but one of the state’s constitutional offices, including governor, and had elected a Republican U.S. senator.
So it should come as no surprise that a grassroots movement to tempt Mason back into the GOP chief’s chair has sprung up among some Republican activists on the party’s Central Committee.
The election to fill the vacancy being created next week when Chairman Sue Lowden steps down is scheduled for sometime in November.