(Carson City, NV) – Cory Adair, Executive Director of the Nevada Republican Party, released the following statement in response to Nevada’s Secretary of State, Ross Miller, announcing the rules for special election in Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District to replace Congressman Dean Heller.
“The Nevada Republican Party is extremely disappointed in the Secretary of State’s ruling today. Secretary Miller seems to have allowed partisan politics to direct his decision concerning how to conduct the special election in U.S. Congressional District 2. His apparent preference for a free-for-all disregards both legal precedent and the traditional nomination method in Nevada. The Nevada Republican Party stands firm that state law ensures major party central committees should be the nominating body for their own candidates in a special election. There is no more substantial public interest than in fair elections, conducted by an orderly voting process, in compliance with Nevada law and the U.S. Constitution. Secretary of State Miller squandered an opportunity today and chose political posturing and partisan gamesmanship over the rights of Nevadans. The Nevada Republican Party will consider all options to protect the election process for the benefit of the citizens living in Congressional District 2. This may include the initiation of litigation,” concluded Adair