Nevada Judge Tosses Out ‘Battle Royale’ Bad news for Sharron Angle
A Nevada judge ruled Thursday that political parties will be allowed to choose their nominees in the 2nd district special election, overturning an earlier decision that would have allowed an all-party free-for-all.
Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell ruled in favor of the state GOP, which went to court to argue that only candidates nominated by the parties’ central committees should be allowed to run in the Sept. 13 special election to fill now-Sen. Dean Heller’s (R) seat. Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller (D) had ruled earlier that the contest would be an all-party, winner-take-all election — a format he called a “battle royale.”
Russell’s ruling, which is likely to be appealed, gives the parties until June 30 to nominate their candidates for the special election.