Nevada Republican Operative Memo: Things Are Going Downhill For Republicans
The National Republican party received alarming news from a field operative in Nevada. The operative expressed in the memo that things were going downhill in the state. The situation was reported on by The Nevada Independent on Sunday. They reported that the letter was specifically written to Ronna Romney McDaniel and painted a dire picture.
The operative named Joshua Skaggs penned the letter. He wrote, “In 2016, Donald Trump lost Nevada by a narrow margin. In the 2018 midterm elections, Republicans lost ground on the Democrats (sic). Based on my observations so far in the 2020 election cycle, I am concerned that President Trump and other Republicans on the ballot will not prevail in Nevada in November.” McDaniel originally got the letter on March 31 which means that things were not looking good in Nevada way before the coronavirus gripped the nation. Skaggs specifically talked about the numbers not being as positive as the Republicans have been saying.
Skaggs added, “We both want to see President Trump reelected in 2020 so I urge your timely attention to this matter.” Reporter, editor, and founder Jon Ralston is certain that Skaggs was attempting to sound the alarm. He said, “What Skaggs, who is obviously a true believer in the effort to re-elect the president, was trying to alert McDaniel to is the insularity and incompetence at the highest levels of Team Trump here. And he was trying to get it fixed before it was too late.”
Obama turned Nevada blue back in 2008 and the state has also seen its population become more diverse. Ralston had more to say. The Republican Party here, once led by smart operatives and true statesmen, has devolved into an organization led by crass fringe types and advised by second- or third-tier consultants,” said Ralston. “This as the state Democratic Party has been as disciplined and well-oiled as any in the country, leading to two successive cycles of utter domination that not only reversed 2014 losses but left the GOP with only one member of the congressional delegation, one statewide official (Secretary of State ) and near super minorities in both houses of the Legislature.”
Ralston explains more bad news for the Nevada GOP here.