Meant to post this earlier, Dear Readers, because I was told last night there are 280 seats sold (so only about 70 left) for the Grove Center event tomorrow night (yes, they are selling tickets, to cover stage/lighting and other costs):
Candidate Forum, Debate, and Reception
What: Conservative Nevada Candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate
Where: The Grove at South Creek, 95 Foothill Road, Reno, NV 89511
When: April 23rd, 6-9 pm. Ticket purchase begins at 4:00 pm, Doors open at 5:00 pm.
Cost: Earlybird Registration is CLOSED / Admission is $15 at the door, $0 for candidates.
Inquiries to: email@example.com — or call Debbie Landis at 775-530-2694
Landis says it is her hope that this will be the most comprehensive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debate held before the primaries. The three GOP candidates for governor are on from 6 to 7:00 p.m., and the Senatorial candidates are on from 7 to 8:15. Confirmed from the GOP pack are Sharron Angle, John Chachas, Chad Christensen, Bill Parson, Danny Tarkanian and Sue Lowden.
The event moderator is Sam Shad of Nevada Newsmakers and the blogger-panelists include:
•Nancy Dallas / News Desk by Nancy Dallas (and occasional NNB contributor)
•Eric Odom / 73 Wire, Patriot Caucus and American Liberty Alliance
•Donnel Dike-Anukam / VoiceBox Radio Show at UNR
There will be a cash bar reception immediately following the debates at which attendees can meet the candidates.
Landis says the candidates will make a brief introductory statement (approximately 60 seconds), that question order and category will be predetermined, and that candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question. Candidates will be allowed to address each other directly.
Kudos to Debbie Landis for putting this successful event together. She admits and often emphasizes that she has “zero” event planning experience, but she seems to be doing quite well up there.
SPONSORS: No candidate signs will be allowed in the parking lot. Campaigns may place a yard sign on the stage for a sponsorship fee of $250.
This event will be covered by all major newspapers, all local news channels, blogged live, taped for use on Nevada Newsmakers, and archived online at News 4 in Reno and News 3 in Las Vegas. Media credentials will be available at the door beginning at 2pm.