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DeLong For Nevada Newsletter November 2023

As we head into the holiday season with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, and New Year’s I wish everyone a blessed rest of the year.


This past weekend was November 11th, Veterans Day. On that day and every day, we need to remember our veterans and the measure they gave for us in the United States to have what we have. We should never forget that all gave some and some gave all. For almost 100 years we have celebrated November 11th, first as Armistice Day to honor the end of the Great War (World War 1) on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918 and then in the 1950s as Veterans Day.


I held a Saturday morning coffee on October 21st at the Tahoe Natural Café, which is at the corner of Steamboat Parkway and Veterans Parkway. A number of you were there and we had great discussions for about an hour. My next coffee will be November 18th at 9:00am at the same location. I will be sending a separate text announcement closer to the date. Hope to see you there. This will be my last coffee event of the year. I will resume them in 2024 as soon as the weather cooperates.


I want to personally invite you to my first constituent fundraiser. It is at Skipolini’s Restaurant at the Summit Reno Mall on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30. Please come by to talk and have some food and drinks. Hope to see as many of you as possible1


We are four months away from candidate filings and seven months away from the state’s primary election in June. I appreciate everyone’s support in the last campaign and hope you are all willing to support me again. If you will put a sign in your yard, make calls, or walk neighborhoods, please let me know through the contact page on my website . 

Nevada has long been a caucus state for both the Republican and Democratic parties. However, a law enacted two years ago by the Democratically-controlled legislature mandated a primary if more than one candidate files, which has happened in the 2024 race.

The Democratic Party has since adopted the primary for 2024, with President Joe Biden and author and speaker Marianne Williamson both filing to compete.

The Nevada Republican Party decided to hold a caucus. Therefore, in February 2024, Nevada Republican voters have the choice to vote from two entirely different ballots. The first ballot is in the state-run primary on February 6th, with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, and former Vice President Mike Pence, as well as other candidates competing. The second ballot is in the caucus held by the Nevada Republican Party on February 8th, with former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, businessman and commentator Vivek Ramaswamy, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, and pastor and entrepreneur Ryan Binkley competing.

The key point with these dueling presidential preference votes is that Nevada’s 26 delegates for the Republican nomination will awarded though the caucus only. Therefore, a vote will only be symbolic for those voters and candidates that participate in the February 6th primary. Only the six candidates that are participating in the February 8th caucus have the potential to win delegates for the Republican nomination.

In order to participate in the caucus, you must be a registered Republican and attend the caucus in person on February 8th. The caucus will be a 5:00pm. A government-issued ID is required in order to verify your identity. Voting will take place on paper ballots with a vote tabulation that all caucus-goers can observe. Precinct locations will be published by the Republican Party no later than November 30, 2023. For those in Washoe County the locations will be published on If you need to update your voter registration, visit to verify or update your voter registration. The caucus only has absentee ballots for active-duty military members and their dependents.


I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and comments on the newsletters during the session. They were very helpful and kept me going.

This is my last newsletter for 2023, as the newsletter will be taking the month of December off. Look for the next newsletter in 2024.

If there is an item that you want to discuss, please contact me at 775-476-2321, or email me at my campaign email,

I am glad to be representing all of you in District 26.

Rich DeLong

Assemblyman, District 26

Republican Whip, Treasurer, Campaign Finance Lead


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