After not being able to reach the 50 plus one that would have given her the winning position in last April’s Municipal election, Judge Heidi Almase was hit with another heavy blow that she may not have been expecting: her campaign manager, David Thomas, announced to her that he would not be able to be the campaign manager in her race for reelection.
In an email sent to Judge Almase, her campaign manager, David Thomas, notified her that her inability to reach the votes necessary to raise campaign funds would negate his being able to keep her as a client.
Judge Heidi Almase, the incumbent judge in Municipal Court Department 3, drew opposition when very popular and well-liked Clark County District Attorney Deputy Chief Cara Campbell joined the judicial race against the one-time jurist.
The popularity of judicial candidate Cara Campbell and the experience she brings to the table in this Municipal judicial election was proven when not even the bully practices of campaign manager Dave Thomas gave her the votes needed or the ability to raise campaign funds needed to keep the race in place.
Either Judge Almase is really an inept judiciary or what the Las Vegas Tribune has been predicting for a long time — that David Thomas is losing popularity, along with his self-proclaimed “judge-maker” label, is proving to be true.
The newspaper has contended that the only reason David Thomas is holding onto that self-proclaimed title of “judge maker” is because of his bully attitude and strongarm tactics that he uses to gain control of those judges in the Clark County judicial system.
One judge told the Las Vegas Tribune, “If I don’t hire David he will find someone to run against me.” Another candidate told the newspaper, “I wanted to be a judge so bad that I borrowed the money to pay Dave Thomas,” proving what the newspaper has always maintained — that David Thomas is only interested in the money and not in choosing the best judicial candidates for the Clark County judicial system.
David Thomas — husband of Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Nancy Allf, a Nevada attorney who voluntarily has not practiced law in a very long time due to her husband’s profitable campaign management business, along with his now profitable ownership of a marijuana cultivation business — was the campaign manager for Municipal Court candidate Crystal Eller, who was placed by Thomas to run against Chief Judge Cedric Kerns, who was the winner in last week’s primary Municipal election.
Most likely Thomas assumed that it did not matter who he “placed” to run against Chief Judge Kerns because as soon as the word got out that he represented Eller, she would become the winner in the primary election held last April 4; but we all know what happens when one assumes, and in this race, David Thomas became the assuming subject.
During an appearance on the popular Kevin Wall radio show, the number one morning radio show, the Las Vegas Tribune’s Founder and Publisher expressed his satisfaction with the election results and with how good it was that the Las Vegas electoral constituents started making their own judgments instead of listening to the mainstream media and the paid spokespersons who always try to create an interest in their candidate within the community; and out of respect to the radio station and the radio show’s host who invited him to make an appearance on the show, he did not mention anyone by name.
There is only one conclusion coming out of last week’s primary election and it is simple: no money, no David Thomas, and he doesn’t care because he may opt to drive out to the state penitentiary and pick up a candidate for judge.