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By Nathan L. Gonzales Posted at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1, 2013
Sometimes political handicapping can be difficult — a life of agonizing over whether a race leans to one party or the other or is a genuine tossup. But there is one way to identify a “safe” race.
You can’t beat somebody with nobody, and that’s exactly where Democrats are in Nevada in their race against Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.
It probably didn’t help their recruitment cause when a Democratic pollster released a survey in September that showed the governor with a 68 percent job approval rating.
Democrats have until March 14 to find a credible candidate, but don’t hold your breath. We’re moving the race from Republican Favored to Safe Republican in the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings.
This blog will complement my weekly Roll Call column.
It will offer context and perspective to help readers cut through the political hype and partisan talking points that masquerade as political discussion.
I’m a non-partisan political analyst/handicapper who has been a Roll Call columnist for more than 20 years.
Nathan L. Gonzales is editor and publisher of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, founder of PoliticsinStereo.com, and has been a Roll Call contributing writer for seven years. @nathanlgonzales