HomePoliticsNV DEM SEN. MAJORITY LEADER ATKINSON USED CAMPAIGN CASH TO FUND GAY NIGHTCLUB BIZ Politics NV DEM SEN. MAJORITY LEADER ATKINSON USED CAMPAIGN CASH TO FUND GAY NIGHTCLUB BIZ The Nevada Democratic Majority Leader Sen. Atkinson at his bar March 12, 2019 Rob Lauer Political Reporter According to a press release issued today by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada, Nevada Democrat Senator Kevin Atkinson plead guilty to misusing $250,000 of campaign cash to finance a luxury car lease and a gay night club business. Atkinson resigned last week from the Nevada legislature. Prosecutors from the DOJ are recommending 33 months in prison and $249,900 in fines or restitution for the now former Democratic Nevada State Senator. A 2018 Las Vegas Weekly article described Atkinson’s night, The Urban Lounge as “Downtown’s Urban Lounge aims to fill a black LGBTQ nightlife void”. Atkinson was the Senate Majority Leader of the Nevada State when he resigned last week. The Urban lounge has also hosted numerous Democrat Candidates like Congressman Steven Horsford.