North Las Vegas is going puppet mad! For months in the Ward 4 city council race, Richard Cherchio has been calling Wade “he is your dentist” Wagner a puppet to the police and firefighter unions for taking loads of their campaign contributions and promising (I’m guessing) to vote in lock step with the Mayor who says “No” to her family/core political base living off of union fees.
Now, Linda Meisen-heimer a lucky candidate for ward 2 is the beneficiary of the mailer shown here which attacks her opponent Pamela Goynes-Brown as a puppet to the “public safety” unions.
Now, I have some sympathy for the view since a police union PAC just came out with a mailer accusing Meisenheimer of going all Silence of the Lambs and trying to wear Sharron Angle’s skin like a frock coat.
The flier is the product of one Ken Angell who has created a political action committee called North Las Vegans for Truth, which although it sounds like a cult of Nor’Townie vegetarians, is really just a guy with some extra cash. You can read the report filed with the Nevada Secretary of State over here. Ken Angell is the fellow who filed campaign funding complaints against Wade Wagner for Richard Cherchio, and the ‘Dog has a rather unflattering description of the fellow.
In any case, the ‘Dog seems to have mischaracterized the Ward 2 race by calling it “classy.” Although joining the fray late and less well funded, the Ward 2 candidates are taking off the gloves.
By the way, it is always good to see old friends. NLVPAC, the political action committee originally created by goofball Utah Republican millionaire Patrick Byrne to fund Republican races in Nevada has made a few token payouts in the Norftown elections. It has handed Wade Wagner a couple of hundred and bought some tickets to a Meisenheimer fundraiser. Mike Montandon, the ex-Mayor of Norftown who spurred the growth-or-die frenzy that helped make North Las Vegas what it is today, used to administer the fund, and used most of it up running his doomed gubernatorial campaign. The PAC, like the city it is named for, and the ex-Mayor who used to run it, has seen better times.