The campaigns for the Republican nomination for Nevada Treasurer started in 2017, and both campaigns were required to file a Campaign Contribution & Expense report on Jan 15, 2018 disclosing last yearâ€™s activity. My opponent disclosed that he went $30,000 into debt campaigning for Treasurer in â€™17.
The campaigns-to-date for 2018 just filed reports for all activity since Jan 1, 2018. My Republican primary opponent disclosed he went another $50,000 into debt during the new year. Total debt so far is $80,000. The plan is to ratchet the money out of folks after he’s elected, in order to pay the debt back.
The reports just filed require candidates to report their debts as well as their donations and expenses. My opponent reports no debt, even though he is now $80K underwater.
Look, many beginners fail to figure out which forms to fill out, or what to put on them. Itâ€™s not a crime, because he will be able to quickly amend an illegal report to comply with the law.
The point is that the top is a terrible place for a beginner to start, especially on the rest of us citizens. This is a Nevada Constitutional office, and we need a Republican who can win the General, not a nice guy who will embarrass us all by not figuring out how to comply with campaign law.
You can look up everyoneâ€™s reports at the Secretary of State Website here.