Thu June 7, 2012
Wimmer Won't Work for Nevada GOP
Former state legislator Carl Wimmer says nobody's in charge of the Nevada Republican Party after going to Las Vegas to take a job as the party's political director. Wimmer says he went to Nevada in good faith after speaking to Jesse Law, who he believed was the party's acting executive director. But a few hours into his meetings in Las Vegas, Wimmer says it became clear the party was disorganized and its leaders were battling each other "No one knows who's really in charge within the framework of the Nevada state party," Wimmer told a news conference after returning to Utah. "There is no functioning structure at this point and there are currently two people who believe they're the executive director." Back in Utah, Wimmer says he wishes the Nevada party well, but he's done with them. He doesn't think the adventure has hurt his chances of running for another political office in Utah, but after losing the Republican nomination for Congress in Utah's 4th District, he says he has no plans to run for anything right now. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported earlier this week that the Nevada Republican party has been in turmoil, and national political campaigns have set up their own political organizations to do what the state party normally would.