October 20, 2011

Transparency Review (10/17-10/21)

  • Governor Brian Sandoval has indicated Nevada may move its presidential caucus to February 4th. New Hampshire has been pressuring Nevada to move their current January 14th date so they can hold the "first in the nation" primary and have no other primaries or caucuses within 7 days their primary.
  • Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto pledged her support for former Ohio attorney general Rich Cordray's nomination as head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Bureau has been a controversial agency since it was created as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.
  • In light of the recent "Occupy Wall Street" protests that have cropped up in Las Vegas and around the country, President Barack Obama still receives more campaign contributions from Wall Street financial firms than GOP presidential candidates. According to the Washington Post, Obama and the Democratic National Committee have raised over $15 million from the financial sector, whereas the GOP candidates have raised just over $10 million combined.
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