Democratic PAC challenges Heller campaign’s right to exist

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Dean Heller’s has been operating a campaign operation without a license for 5 years, “raising questions about whether his campaign is authorized to exist in Nevada,” according to a political action committee that supports Democratic candidates.

“Today, a search of the Nevada database of registered businesses reveals the business license status of Heller for Senate is ‘revoked,'” said American Bridge on its American Ledger website.

“In the absence of a business license, Heller for Senate appears to exist in a legal gray area,” the PAC said.

Though the Heller campaign steadfastly refuses to respond to requests for comment from the Current, barbs lodged against his Democratic opponent, combined with a robust advertising on television and a lively social media presence, suggests that the Heller campaign does in fact exist, its legal authorization notwithstanding.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.


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