Fight for Future of Nevada GOP Opens
Saturday in Reno's Pioneer Auditorium
by Steve Miller
copyright © 1997, Electric Nevada
|The battle for the soul of the Nevada Republican Party begins this Saturday, May 10.|
stake is who will be the next GOP nominee for Governor of
Will he be an ardent champion of individual liberty, a Brooklynesque movie producer positively eager to take on the federal government, kick butt and take names?
Or will the nominee be a smooth and dapper silver-haired friend of the current Democratic governor, an administrator of public-financed institutions and state-regulated businesses, with a rep for usually opposing Republican candidates and positions?
In short, will the nominee be Aaron Russo or Kenny Guinn?
Russo is scheduled to kick off his campaign at seven p.m. this coming Saturday evening at Reno's Pioneer Auditorium.
Kenny Guinn, for over a year, has been identified by state media pundits as the unstoppable winner of next year's gubernatorial election.
In this face-off, not just the futures of the two men are at stake. The fight appears certain to split the Nevada GOP itself.
Already standing up for Russo appear to be the grassroots -- a wide-spectrum of now largely disaffected common folk -- whether conservatives or libertarians,
blacks or Perotistas,
people who work for tips or people increasingly afraid of
Medicine Oasis' of the United States.
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