They Don’t Call Him “Shady Steve” for Nothing


by Chuck Muth

Nevada Democrat gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani faced off in a televised debate in Las Vegas on May 21, 2018.  And according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal report on the to-and-fro…

“Sisolak…criticized Giunchigliani for taking money from strip clubs and brothels.”

And yet just one week later Sisolak’s campaign took a maximum $5,000 donation from brothel owner Lance Gilman, who also is now hosting a ritzy fundraiser at the Pennington Mansion in Reno for “Shady Steve” in August.

That’s chutzpah!

Speaking of Brothel Hypocrites…

Guess who else raked in campaign dough from a ritzy fundraising reception at the Pennington Mansion hosted by brothel owner Lance Gilman?

Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler!  Click here to see the invite

Wheeler-Dealer’s also pocketed a $1,000 donation from Mr. Gillman. And yet he’s now refusing to support the duly-elected Republican nominee for Assembly District 36, Dennis Hof (disclaimer; one of my clients) because Hof is a brothel owner.

That’s chutzpah!

Heller’s Favorite Pimp Pays Big Bucks for Services Rendered

When it comes to how things work in the swamp – both in DC and Carson City –  a story out of the Washington Post last week really rips the Band-Aid off the scab.

It seems that Storey County – home to brothel owner Lance Gilman’s Mustang Ranch – did not qualify for a new “Opportunity Zone” designation by the federal government, which was designed “to help distressed areas attract money.”

Let the swamp games begin!

“Working behind the scenes to help the effort was a Storey County brothel owner and real estate investor, Lance Gilman, who told local officials that the designation could lead to a surge of investments within the next few years. Gilman is also a major GOP donor and made a $5,000 campaign contribution to Heller in the midst of the process, the biggest contribution he had ever given to a candidate for federal office.”

And lo and behold, the rules were changed!

Instead of neighboring Dayton, Nevada getting the slot for the assistance program, the small rural town was given the shaft and Gilman-land was moved into its place.  But we’re sure the $5,000 payment to Heller was just a coincidence, right?

Political prostitution is still prostitution.  At least Heller isn’t cheap.

Oh, and by the way: While Mr. Heller is more than happy to pocket Pimp Gilman’s campaign cash, he’s also one of the high-and-mighty political moralists who refuses to support Republican Assembly District 36 nominee Dennis Hof in November’s general election.

That’s chutzpah!

Those Who Almost Cost Us the Supreme Court

Patrick Morrisey is the Republican candidate running against Democrat Joe Manchin for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia.  And after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court this week, Mr. Morrisey tweeted…

“Today’s Supreme Court news underscores why it was so important to support @realDonaldTrump in 2016.  Don’t forget, if Joe Manchin had his way, Hillary Clinton would be on her way to appointing her second radical Supreme Court Justice.”

Frightening beyond imagination.

However, let’s not forget that if Nevada U.S. Sen. Dean Heller – a #Never Trumper in 2016 – had HIS way, Hillary Clinton would be on her way to appointing her second radical Supreme Court Justice.

Heller’s refusal to support Trump helped Hillary carry Nevada – and almost win the presidency.  Are we supposed to now forgive and forget what he almost did to this country?

Stealing a line from Heller himself, “I’m not there yet.”  And not sure I’ll ever be.  I’m just not buying DC Dean’s “born again” Trump conversion.  I think Heller will go right back to undermining the President, McCain-style, the minute he’s re-elected.

Do we really want another six years of THAT?

About that Upcoming Clark County Special Election

Many of you have written asking me about the special election between Thomas Fougere and Aaron Manfredi being held next month for Public Administrator after some election worker snafus that occurred during the June 12 GOP primary.

Alas, I really knew nothing about either candidate either.  So I went and did some research for y’all.

First, here are the bona fides Mr. Fougere provided when asked why he’s the best candidate in the RJ’s voter guide…

“I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from San Francisco State University. I have 13 years’ experience as a Nevada licensed Real Estate Broker Salesperson, during which time I have seen many probate listings. My expertise in determining property valuation is demonstrated in Broker Price Opinions (BPOs) that I have prepared for use in properties requiring court approval. I have over 30 years’ experience in international trade businesses, during which I managed logistical operations for several leading multi-billion dollar publicly-listed corporations.”

Now, I have no idea what any of that means, but it sounds impressive as hell!

For Mr. Manfredi’s part, I was immediately put off by his campaign video announcing right out of the gate that, “I am not a politician.”

Um, yes you are, dude.  By virtue of running for political office you are, by definition, a politician.

But this is just a pet peeve of mine as a campaign consultant.  So let’s take a look at why politician Manfredi says he’s the best politician for the job…

“What makes me the best candidate is what makes anybody the best they can be, and that is the humbling experience of dedicating myself to what I believe in.”

Barf.  Check, please!

This one turns out to be a no-brainer.  Thomas Fougere is by FAR the better qualified and more experienced.


(Joke Alert for the Humor Impaired) – While Hillary Clinton is on a tour of Jerusalem, she suffers a heart attack and dies.

The undertaker tells the Americans accompanying her, “You can have her shipped home for $50,000, or you can bury her here in the Holy Land for just $100.”

The Americans go into a corner to discuss for a few minutes. They return with their answer to the undertaker and tell him they want Hillary shipped home.

The undertaker is puzzled and asks, “Why would you spend $50,000 to ship her home when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $100?”

The American diplomats replied: “Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. We just can’t take the risk.”

– Author unknown

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