The Nevada Globe is an independent, professional news website obsessively chronicling everything political throughout the Silver State Nevada. We are pro-growth and pro-business, non-partisan and objective; we report what we see and hear without fear or favor.
Nevada is where Americans come to dream.
In 1864, there were 10,000 people here. The dream to become the 36th state seemed unthinkably out of reach, as Congress had required 60,000 residents before it would be considered. The dreamers of Nevada persisted and on October 31, 1864, word arrived from Washington.
“The pain is over, the child is born, Nevada this day was admitted into the Union.”
And of course, even that noble legend was drenched in politics. Abraham Lincoln was counting on the mining interests of the Silver State to support the industrial north (and presumably his re-election).
Today, there are more than 3 million Nevadans. Our state remains the country’s gaming capital and has broadened its economy in all directions, making it the nation’s fastest-growing state.
Add to that our status as that increasingly rare animal in American politics—the swing state. Nevada voters have backed the winner of every presidential election since 1912, with the exception of 1976 (we picked Ford) and 2016 (Clinton). Our status as an early caucus state has further underlined our importance in national politics.
But it’s state politics that make this a fascinating landscape for political coverage. And that’s what you’ll get from The Nevada Globe—obsessive coverage of the politicians who make the state run.
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