On more than one occasion, the management of the Las Vegas Tribune has stated its displeasure with the endorsement process during the election cycle, but now the editorial board and members of the formerendorsement board have come to a new viewpoint and plan of action for this particular year’s election — covering candidates on all levels: the federal, the state, the county and the judicial races.This newspaper believes that the endorsement process has been burned out; people have realized that an endorsement for the most part is a nsham and that only the candidates that have campaign managers that control unions and institutions or groups are able to get the endorsements needed to impress the voters. After a ninety-minute meeting between the newspaper and the editorial board, an agreement was reached that no endorsements were to take place, as usual, but we’d put out an alert to the community of candidates that we (all or most of us) believe should not receive your vote. In other words, we’ll share our list of those we will not be supporting, with our votes or our newspaper.
People like Assemblywomen Michelle Fiore or Victoria Seaman, who are both looking for what the newspaper calls “a promotion” will not be backed by the newspaper that, according to their campaign manager, is the newspaper that no one reads.
Others in the judicial races like District Court Judge Eric Johnson AKA Louis Johnson in Department 20, will not be on our “friends list,” and those running against him will be supported and helped by the newspaper.
The endorsement process is a myth and people should not be put in a position of disrespect by pretending that a candidate is the right candidate just because the campaign managers have a cozy relationship with the unions or group’s higher-ups.
In the last Sheriff race, in 2014, the police union endorsed the best candidate, but the winner was the candidate that was not endorsed by the union, proving once again what the Las Vegas Tribune had stated on many occasions, “The union bosses can endorse whomever they had worked a deal with, but the members vote for whomever they want to vote for and no one can interfere with that vote.
The same happens with the alleged “powerful” culinary union where the administration endorses whoever they want to endorse, or whomever is best for the union, but when the members go to vote, they do it privately and no one ever knows for whom they vote.
For the last two elections the Las Vegas Tribune has not endorsed any candidates, but has worked hard to help those who the newspaper believed would be best for the community.
Career politicians or anointed candidates will be exposed by this newspaper, which will work hard for the people in the community, educating them to know things they will not hear from the mainstreammedia. We can all agree that if certain facts were known about certain candidates, those candidates would not be getting the votes they need to get in or stay in power.
The Las Vegas Tribune is now celebrating its 18th anniversary and in all those years, no one could accuse the newspaper of being anything but fair, truthful and having the best interests of the community at heart. In all those years, the newspaper has been sued only twice and both cases were dismissed because it was shown that on the pages of the newspaper, only the truth prevailed.
On many occasions the newspaper has been obliged to expose people that the management likes, people that in previous elections had been endorsed by the newspaper, but it had been proven from day one that the newspaper is on the side of the community and from the beginning it has been the Las Vegas Tribune’s decision to fight abuse and
“Being abused by dirty cops like David Kallas and by a corrupted judicial system was the reason that the Las Vegas Tribune was born eighteen years ago, and we are not going to change a bit,” said Perly Viasmensky, one of the founders of the Las Vegas Tribune and the General Manager of the newspaper.
“It is time that those veteran politicians and habitual candidates retire, and that new faces, new birthing, take their place,” added Viasmensky.
From now on the newspaper will be adding names of candidates that should not be elected because those individuals running for office with the endorsement of the police union and under the spell of campaign manager David Thomas will be exposed as not even thinking on their own, but with the mind of David Thomas.