Nevada Republicans are getting restless. John Ensign’s personal troubles have been well-documented and widely known for some time. And Harry Reid’s performance, voting record and liberal leadership is a different set of troubles for Nevada. Reid will face the voters this Fall, Ensign may never face voters again because he will either retire at the end of his term or resign early. Nevada will be looking to send two Republicans to Washington to represent the State in the Senate in the not too distant future.
Nevada Republicans are currently wrestling with the decision as to who is the best candidate to represent the party on the ballot against Reid in November. But with Ensign’s troubles, the Nevada Republican Party may be looking for two candidates in consecutive Senate elections. It’s even more important now for the Nevada Republican Party and Nevadans to think big and find a smart, capable and passionate conservative to send to Washington.
Today, voters across the country no longer feel compelled to vote for the candidate that has been around the longest or that has the highest name recognition. Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts empowers voters in Nevada to select the best conservative candidate regardless of name recognition or political status. John Chachas is clearly the sharpest and most capable conservative in the Nevada Republican Senate primary and is gaining ground with conservatives, independents and tea-party activists. Chachas was born and raised in Nevada and has enormous business experience having worked on Wall Street and main street. As Nevada looks to replace Reid and Ensign evaluates his future, the Nevada Republican Party should be looking to Massachusetts for some inspiration.