Elegant Gentlewoman Michele Fiore To Bring Guns, Boobs To Las Vegas City Council Race
For someone who insists government is the enemy of everything good and decent, Michele Fiore sure seems to want it to pay her bills. She gave up a chance for reelection to the Nevada State Assembly to run for Congress, but came in third in the Republican primary last June. But rejoice, ye Wonkers: Now Fiore hopes to bring her special perspective on guns, government tyranny, and why it's OK to shoot some (but not all) law enforcement officers to the Las Vegas City Council.
Fiore hopes to win the Ward 6 seat currently held by Steve Ross, who is term-limited from running again; his wife, Kelli Ross, has already announced her intention to run for the seat. Chris Garvey, a trustee of the Clark County School Board, is also running. So hey, even if it's a smaller jurisdiction, Fiore should have a pretty good shot at the seat, thanks to her huge assets: media attention and name recognition with the electorate (which are her nicknames for her breasts). Much of Ward 6 overlaps with Fiore's former Assembly district, so voters are likely to know who she is already -- and in the heavily Republican district, that's an advantage, even though this is Michele Fiore we're talking about.
God-Emperor of Nevada politics Jon Ralston (who is starting up his very own nonprofit journamalism outlet, cool beans!) thinks Fiore has a real shot at winning:
Even though Congress was a bridge too far for Fiore, a smaller political subdivision and a multi-way race were made for her campaign skills. That will be a fun one.
Oh, and did we mention Fiore really likes guns a lot?
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