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Clinton, Trump Visits Show Nevada Still Up For Grabs

Aug 22, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Both presidential candidates are scheduled to make stops in Northern Nevada this week. As Reno Public Radio Julia Ritchey reports, the two campaigns see the state as up for grabs.

Conservatives Aim Barbs At Clinton During Basque Fry

Aug 21, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Several high profile Republicans took sharp aim at Hillary Clinton during the 2nd annual Basque Fry hosted by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt. 

More than 1,200 people gathered under large outdoor tents at the scenic Corley Ranch in Gardnerville over the weekend.

Attendees noshed on lamb chops, signed up for candidate mailing lists and snapped selfies with conservative rising stars like Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee.

Alexa Ard

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will headline a fundraising dinner in Lake Tahoe next week.

The Nevada Republican Party is hosting the dinner at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV, on Friday, Aug. 26.

General admission is $200 while a VIP table is going for $5,000.

Trump's state director, Charles Munoz , says Northern Nevada can expect more candidate visits heading into the general election.

Sen. Heller Still Noncommital On Supporting Trump

Aug 9, 2016
Julia Ritchey

U.S. Senator Dean Heller told reporters in Reno on Tuesday he's still not ready to back his party's nominee for president. 

Nevada's Republican senator says he's unhappy with comments Trump has made over the course of his campaign about women, minority groups, the disabled and veterans. He is, however, still giving Trump a chance.

Julia Ritchey

"Hello, Nevada! Wow...."

So began Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, appearing at a rally of about 300 people at the Grand Sierra Resort on Monday night. 

Five Takeaways From The RNC In Cleveland So Far

Jul 20, 2016
Erik Drost, Flickr, CC by 2.0

The Republican National Convention wraps up on Thursday with an acceptance speech by Donald Trump, who was formally selected as the GOP's presidential nominee. To get the latest on what's happening on the ground in Cleveland, we talked with political reporter Megan Messerly from the Las Vegas Sun who's there now.

Nevada's Youngest GOP Delegate Prepares For Cleveland

Jul 14, 2016
Julia Ritchey

The Nevada GOP is sending 30 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, next week. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey talks to a first-time attendee who'll be the youngest member of the state's delegation. 

At 19 years old, Reno High graduate Ryder Haag will be casting his first vote in a presidential election this year. It will also be his first time serving as a national delegate.

Like other Republicans, his road to supporting Trump was winding. He initially voted for Marco Rubio in the caucus. 

Uncontested: Nevada Republicans Board The Trump Train

May 15, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Nevada Republicans came together around their presumptive nominee, businessman Donald Trump, at the state’s convention this weekend.

“Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump”

State delegates broke into chants for Donald Trump, whose clear path to the presidential nomination became all but assured after his two remaining opponents dropped out this month. 

Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald said party unity would be critical to winning back the White House this fall.

NV GOP Prepares For State Convention In Reno

May 12, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Nevada Republicans are gearing up for their state convention this weekend — the last step in the state's three-tier presidential nominating process.

Republicans will be selecting 27 of their 30 delegates at the Reno Events Center this weekend to send to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July.

Fourteen of those delegates will be bound to Donald Trump, who easily won the state's Feb. 23 caucus. The others will be divided among Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich — who while no longer in the race, have chosen to keep their delegates.

Nevada Republicans Tenuously Embrace Trump Candidacy

May 4, 2016
Alexa Ard

Donald Trump's path to the GOP presidential nomination is all but assured — and that's causing major headaches for Nevada Republicans hoping to win key races this year. 

In a candid exchange with reporters in Vegas, today, after Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the race, Nevada's Republican Senator Dean Heller says he's not sure he can vote for Trump.

Rindels: "Senator, are you committing to vote for Trump at this point?"

Heller: "No, what I'm committing is to voting against Hillary Clinton this November."