GOP congressional candidate calls economy “stagnant”

By: - August 10, 2018 1:17 pm

Screenshot from Cresent Hardy’s campaign website.

Partial screenshot taken Aug. 10 from Cresent Hardy’s campaign website.

“Job creation and retention are the key elements to getting our stagnant economy moving again” according to the campaign website for Cresent Hardy, the Republican seeking to regain the seat that he lost two years ago in Nevada’s fourth congressional district.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Great financial numbers being announced on an almost daily basis. Economy has never been better, jobs at best point in history.”

Hardy’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment.

Hardy is running against former Democratic Congressman Steven Horsford, who lost CD4 to Hardy in 2014. The district’s current congressman, Democrat Ruben Kihuen, is not seeking reelection.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson 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 author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.