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Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald on Senator Carrie Buck "...she is going to have to pay for it."

During her ill-fated attempt to gain power over the Clark County Republican Party, Nevada State Senator Carrie Buck of Henderson, mounted multiple efforts to override the will of the electorate through the filing of lawsuits in several jurisdictions across the state. Now GOP chairman Michael McDonald is the one promising to go to court, this time in an effort to make Senator Buck pay, in a literal sense, for the damage wreaked by the litigious legislator on her own party.

In an interview with the Nevada Globe, the clearly frustrated Mr. McDonald had this to say:

“What she did in Clark County and the lawsuits she filed caused her to be booed at our last convention. As a matter of fact, I will be filing a lawsuit against her this week to recover the costs we had to pay to defend ourselves in Humboldt county. The legal bills weren’t cheap, and by her filing a frivolous lawsuit….there has to be consequences to that. She is going to be sued personally and she is going to have to pay for it.”

This won't be the first time that Ms. Buck's continued quest for power resulted in her being sued. As first reported by, the Senator, along with former Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus and multiple others were sued by Jesse Law, Chairman of the Clark County GOP, for racketeering and conspiracy.

With Chairman McDonald having successfully brought together disparate factions of the party for the first time since former Republican Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian presided over a collegial and united Nevada GOP more than a decade ago, Senator Buck's actions are being viewed as a serious attempt to undermine her fellow conservatives. With Mr. McDonald adding that those like Ms. Buck

"...sabotage the values of the Republican Party."

Whether Mr. McDonald will be successful in recouping the costs that the Nevada Republican Party was forced to incur will be up to the courts, although it seems one casualty of this battle has already been identified. And that is the Senator's burgeoning political future. With her standing among Nevadans diminishing daily, Senator Buck has indicated she will not be running for re-election in 2024.

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