September 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Acting GOP Chairman James Smack has decided to run as Nevada's next Republican national committeeman and challenge former Gov. Bob List in the latest sign that the party is
struggling to come together.
Smack told The Associated Press on Friday that he decided not to run for chairman.
That leaves Washoe County GOP Chair Dave Buell and former Las
Vegas City Councilman Michael McDonald to compete for the title.
List says he's surprised that Smack is challenging him.
Smack and List have had disagreements about the party's limp fundraising efforts.
Meanwhile, Ron Paul supporters are angling to take over the GOP state convention in May in an effort to secure more delegates for Paul's presidential campaign.
Mitt Romney won Nevada's presidential caucuses in February.
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