Best Lobbyist

Brian Sandoval

brian_sandoval_courtesy_WEBForget any of those quacks who ran around the capitol building this past spring with only their best special interests in mind; try getting two-thirds of a Republican-controlled Legislature to agree to tax hikes. Yes, lobbyists for gaming and mining helped, but none of their work would’ve mattered had Governor Brian Sandoval not worked the phones and the backrooms. And one of his arguments was priceless: showing conservative Republicans that the “no new taxes” mantra had done nothing to improve our state’s economic and social performance. In other words, Sandoval sold Republican naysayers on facts and convinced them to reach out to business leaders, who shared their exasperation with Nevada’s way of doing business.


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