Republicans miffed at guv

Some Republicans—particularly state legislative candidates—are furious at Gov. Brian Sandoval for tapping the available pool of campaign money even though he is not running for anything this year or next.

Sandoval scheduled fundraising dinners this month in north and south. At the Las Vegas dinner, he reportedly raised more than half a million dollars, with lobbyists and corporate executives heavy among the attendees. Tickets ran up to $10,000, which buys access to a “round table discussion.”

“I don’t know anyone outside the governor’s circle who isn’t upset about this,” one Washoe County Republican Central Committee leader said. “There is just so much money to go around, and the current candidates need it. He is drawing on this election cycle’s money instead of the next, and he is draining the pool on them.”