On January 4th, 2022, the Republican National Committee entered the fray between the warring factions of the Clark County Republican Central Committee by sending Sen. Carrie Buck a cease and desist letter that left nothing to ambiguous interpretation:
“Your organization is not affiliated with either the (Republican National Committee) or the Nevada Republican Party, and it has no right to use the RNC’s trademarks or other intellectual property whatsoever,” the letter states. “It is unacceptable and unlawful for your organization to falsely hold itself out as the official Republican county party for Clark County, particularly while soliciting contributions on your website. The simple fact is that your organization is not the recognized body of the Republican Party in Clark County, as the Nevada Republican Party of does not recognize you as such.”
“The RNC therefore hereby demands that your organization immediately cease and desist from: making any representations whatsoever that it is an official county party”
“The RNC therefore hereby demands that your organization immediately cease and desist from: (1) using any RNC trademarks, including the Official Elephant Logo and ‘GOP’ mark, on its website, web address, and other materials; and making any representation whatsoever that it is an official county party, or that it otherwise is any way affiliated with, endorsed or approved by, or otherwise acting on behalf of the RNC or the Republican Party generally.”
Upon receiving the cease and desist letter, Sen. Buck actually increased her outreach and continued to use the “Republican” and “GOP” labels to advertise, fundraise and grow her coalition of volunteers.
On January 8th, Sen. Buck tweeted:
Last week, @GOP sent you a cease and desist letter stating:
“Your organization is not affiliated with the RNC or the @NVGOP.”
I’ve left several messages (>3 months) seeking ur comments related to Rogue LLC.
In the wake of their letter and this tweet, care to comment?
— Megan Barth (@ReaganBabe) January 9, 2022
The Globe has left numerous voicemails and emails for Sen. Buck since early October that have gone unanswered. In response to this tweet, we again sought comment and were ignored.
On January 9th, she tweeted and retweeted the following announcement:
Join the Clark County Republican Party on January 18th at the Orleans for our first general membership meeting of the New Year! We will be unveiling our new logo and our winning plan to get Republicans elected in 2022.
RSVP: https://t.co/bUaatdFpq3 @Icoacheducators @EdGonzalezNV pic.twitter.com/9ai2TXPXbw
— Clark County Republican Party. The Right Choice! (@CCRPNV) January 10, 2022
She followed up to this tweet with another call to action:
We would like 1000 new members to come to our meeting at the Orleans on January 18th at 7pm. If you want to free Nevada, see you there!
— Dr. Carrie Ann Buck (@Icoacheducators) January 10, 2022
On February 8th, the Clark County Republican Central Committee’s lawsuit vs. Buck and Rogue LLC will be heard. The lawsuit charges Sen. Buck and others with fraud, embezzlement, racketeering, and civil conspiracy.
Chairman of the Nevada GOP, Michael McDonald, told The Globe: “Look how she acts. She commits the crime and plays victim and blames us, the party, for committing the crime. She illegally fundraised during the special session. She continues to fundraise. She has blatantly ignored the cease and desist letter from the RNC. She claims we are being divisive and splitting the party, when in fact, she is the one being divisive and splitting the party. Her actions are those of a typical progressive democrat.”
McDonald also hinted at further legal action and The Globe has the scoop for tomorrow’s publication. Stay tuned….
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