ASSEMBLYMAN PAUL ANDERSON IS NEW REPUBLICAN MINORITY LEADER

ASSEMBLYMAN PAUL ANDERSON IS NEW REPUBLICAN MINORITY LEADER

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November 14, 2016

The Republican State Assembly caucus last night elected Assemblyman Paul Anderson as the Minority leader after ousting Speaker John Hambrick.  Paul Anderson will have a tough road ahead after Republicans lost 10 seats losing the majority and control of the lower house of the legislature.

The real question going forward is which Paul Anderson will emerge? The one who ran as a conservative in 2014 or the one who supported the largest tax increase in Nevada history. Will he help rebuild the party brand or continue to water it down with liberal policies that lead to a civil war in the primaries?

According to sources, Jim Wheeler was the deciding vote even though the conservatives outnumbered the RINO’s in the caucasus. But conservatives lack any experienced strong leaders who can raise the kind of money Anderson did.

Will Anderson use his newfound power to fund more RINO’s in 2018 or help rebuild the Republican brand? If Anderson helps rebuild the Republican brand he can emerge as a true leader, but if he “WORKS” with the Democrats to raise more taxes, he will certainly suffer the same fate as Senator Roberson if and when he runs for higher office.

Rob Lauer

Political Contributor

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