Neena Laxalt leaves GOP; files as nonpartisan

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Updated: 1/31/2014 1:05 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The daughter of a storied Nevada Republican family has left the GOP, changing her voter registration to nonpartisan.

Neena Laxalt says she was encouraged to switch after news this week that Sue Wagner, a lifelong Republican and first woman elected as Nevada lieutenant governor, also registered as nonpartisan.

Laxalt is the daughter of former Republican Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt.

A lobbyist, Neena Laxalt says Nevada traditionally is a crossover state, where voters look at individuals and not just party.

And she says her father could not have won some of his elections without support from voters on the other side of the political aisle.

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Nevadadad - 1/31/2014 3:40 PM
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So Kramer, what makes conservative talk-show hosts "slimeballs", but not liberal talk-show hosts? Many Democrats also refer to the party as the "Democrat Party", rather than "Democratic Party", simply because to some, it makes more sense. Logically, even though today it's considered an insult by linguists, a "Democrat" is a member of the "Democrat Party" just like a "Republican" is a member of the "Republican Party". If it was the "Republic Party", many people would call its members "Republics". You're just another leftist who claims to be part of the tolerant group, yet you're intolerant of anything that you don't necessarily agree with. I was one of you for a long time, before the Democrats changed into something that I didn't recognize anymore.

Kramer - 1/31/2014 3:22 PM
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?? (dittos). Y don't slimball conservative talk-show hosts use the correct term "democratic" instead of "democrat party" (sic). grade-school taunts

retired51 - 1/31/2014 2:40 PM
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Is it really any surprise that these women and others are leaving the GOP!!!

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