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"Dirtiest politician" hired for Nevada caucus?

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You may be hearing lately that the problem with Iowa caucuses (reported
the wrong result, "lost" results) and Nevada (more votes than voters,
took stupidly long to count a one-race ballot) were due to "amateurs."
But have you heard that Nevada and Iowa hired professionals to run the
the caucus?

You might just raise one eyebrow with that; you
might just say, "Sheesh. Won't hire those guys again." But then comes
conflict of interest. It turns out that at least three of the top guns
listed below had been involved in the campaign of a single top
candidate, and then went on to run the (botched, but beneficially so)

"Two former Executive Directors of the Republican
Party of Iowa, Gentry Collins and Jim Anderson, were hired by the Nevada
GOP to oversee its 2012 caucus operations. The Nevada GOP contracted
CAP Public Affairs, a firm led by Collins, Anderson, and Alan Philp,
because Collins and Anderson had overseen the caucus process in Iowa,"
writes The Iowa Republican:

state Republican party is going pro. Chair Amy Tarkanian has tapped ...
Alan Philp and Gentry Collins (ex-RNC guys) on board. Plus Cory
Drumright..." Writes the Nevada News Bureau.

indeed. The problem is, all three of the above-mentioned "pros" have
been part of the campaign of one of the contestants in their caucus. But
if both your eyebrows aren't raised yet, take a look at this:

do I consider Alan Philp as one of the dirtiest politicians in
Colorado? ... Just look at his documented track record," a horrified
blogger who tags himself "what goes around" wrote in 2008.

issue: As TV legal pundit Jeralyn Merritt described them, "Willie
Horton-style" deceptive ads, which created an uproar against Alan
Philp's Trailhead Group, and very nearly landed him in jail.

"Trailhead may face criminal charges," warned reporter Jason Bane in the Colorado Independent.

while everyone agreed the operative's ads were thoroughly odious, he
was not arrested. "Alan Philp not going to the pokey," reads the
headline, unfortunately with no further details.

then came the finances of Philp's Trailhead organization. Money was
pouring in from elites like the Coors Family at $50,000 a pop, and going
out to other groups, who claim they never got it, according to
documents published at Daily Kos:

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