Candidates endorsed



Groups around the nation are busily deciding who Nevada’s leaders should be.

The Independence Caucus, a little-known group in Pleasant Grove, Utah, has endorsed Republican Bill Parson, an equally little known U.S. Senate candidate in Moapa, to replace Democrat Harry Reid.

The group said candidates must answer its 80 written questions to be considered for its endorsement, and that candidates are judged on their moral character and their positions on the U.S. Constitution, federal governance, monetary systems and budgetary policy.

Meanwhile, in the same race, Eagle Forum national president Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Republican Sharron Angle as the candidate to face Reid.

“Conservatives know what they are getting with Sharron Angle,” Schlafly said in a statement. “She has the character, ability, and proven commitment to conservative values required to defeat Harry Reid in November.”