GOP congressional candidate calls economy “stagnant”

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Screenshot from Cresent Hardy's campaign website.
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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.

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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