A text at lunchtime Friday from Vegas PBS producer Stacy: “Hey… just checking to see if brower is in the cd2 race???” Followed by: “Just checking cause the rj and gazette just flashed he announced he’s running.”
The reliability of recent information about the race to replace Congressman Dean Heller has been mixed. With no formal announcement in the mailbox, direct confirmation was in order.
In the hallway outside the Senate chamber, the question was asked, and the answer was, in a word, “yes.”
Asked to expand on his one-word statement, Brower said, “I think I’ll leave it at that,” and breezed right past.
Is Greg Brower the Gary Cooper of Nevada politics? Is there more to Brower’s decision to try to leave the state senate seat he just filled? Is it, in the age of texts and Twitter, a brazen act to put a microphone in the face of a politician and request actual confirmation? The answers to these and other questions are — not all that important, apparently.
That is all.