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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Mormon Candidates Win In Yesterday's Nevada Primary

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- Several articles in the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicate that several Mormon candidates for state assembly and for the Clark County Commission appear to have won their primaries and will go on to the November general election. However, four of those candidates, all Republicans, face difficult races in which their opponents have raised more money than they have.

The most surprising race was for Clark County Commission, where incumbent commissioner Lance Malone, an LDS Church member, was defeated by fellow LDS Church member and political rookie Chip Maxfield for the District C seat. Maxfield received 9,403 votes, or 62 percent, compared to Malone's 5,691 votes, or 38 percent. The campaign between the two men was heated, with Maxwell portraying Malone as dishonest, and presenting himself as the ethical alternative. However, Malone, who conceded the race about 9:30 pm, took defeat graciously, saying that he would support Maxfield in the general election, "Even though he hasn't stated any issues he stands for, I'm still going to support him because I know his background as a church member," Malone told the Review-Journal. Maxfield will face Democrat Lois Tarkanian in the general election.

In state assembly races in the Las Vegas area, three LDS candidates won Republican primaries. In Assembly District 11, Michael Wisner won the Republican primary, and will face incumbent Democrat Doug Bache in the general election. In District 15, Republican Jack McClary, an LDS Church member and former assemblyman, fended off a challenge and will face Incumbent Kathy McClain. And LDS businessman Jack McClary won the right to face Democrat John Oceguera for the open District 16 seat.

Also noted in the Review-Journal is that LDS Church member David Brown will face incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Gene Segerblom in the general election, although neither Brown nor Segerblom faced primary opposition.

But, in all four Assembly races that the Review-Journal mentioned, the Republican, LDS Church member, has raised less money for their campaign than the opposing Democrat, according to campaign records obtained by the Review-Journal. Assembly Minority Leader Lynn Hettrick expressed some concern over the issue, and the Republican Assembly Caucus has given some campaign funds to each candidate. However, the deficit could still have an impact on the race.

However, Hettrick hopes that a strong turnout by LDS Church members in the general election will make a difference. Republican candidate Jack McClary agrees, "Being LDS absolutely helps. Look at Harry Reid. That's the only reason he beat John Ensign." [Reid defeated Ensign in the 1998 U.S. Senate race by just 428 votes.]


Parties keep eye on races, money
Las Vegas NV Review-Journal 5Sep00 T2
By Jane Ann Morrison: Review-Journal
Republicans have targeted 11 campaigns, but Democrats maintain fund-raising advantages.

Assembly incumbents cruise to primary wins
Las Vegas NV Review-Journal 6Sep00 T2
By Sean Whaley: Donrey Capital Bureau

Maxfield, Kincaid victorious
Las Vegas NV Review-Journal 6Sep00 T2
By J.M. Kalil, Michael Weissenstein and Frank Geary: Review-Journal
One newcomer and one incumbent win primaries for the Clark County Commission.


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