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3 Republicans sue Nevada GOP’s executive director for defamation after endorsing Democrat

Group endorsed Democratic legal professional basic for re-election

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Three Republicans who crossed celebration strains and endorsed Democratic Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford in his reelection bid are suing the Nevada GOP’s executive director for defamation.

Jason Guinasso, an legal professional and former Republican candidate; Elliot Malin, a Republican lobbyist; and Amy Tarkanian, the previous Nevada GOP chairwoman, filed the lawsuit in Clark County district court docket on Friday, information confirmed.

In September, the Clark County Republican Central Committee held a meeting, in line with the lawsuit, “that was attended by dozens of [committee] members and guests” and “was live-streamed on social media.”

The lawsuit names Alida Benson, the executive director of the Nevada Republican Party, and James Blockey, a person who attended the meeting. A decision was proposed on the meeting to censure the three plaintiffs, the lawsuit stated.

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During the meeting, Benson reportedly stated, “Chuck Muth is not fundraising for Democrats, like Amy Tarkanian and Elliot Malin, who are personally profiting by supporting Aaron Ford,” the lawsuit stated. Ford is the Democratic Nevada Attorney General.

Benson can also be quoted within the lawsuit as saying, “the people who are mentioned in the [resolution] are actively making money and campaigning for Democrats[.]”

“A few minutes after defendant Benson spoke, and during discussion or debate of the resolution, defendant Blockey made the following false and defamatory statement: ‘these people [named in the resolution] are paying to get Democrats [elected]… they are working for Democrats, getting paid… it’s like being a campaign manager for [Democrats],’” the lawsuit stated.

Because of the feedback, Guinasso, Malin and Tarkanian declare they’ve needed to hire legal professionals to combat the backlash, the legal professionals stated.

Ford’s opponent, Sigal Chattah, is a Las Vegas-based lawyer.

“Nevada Republicans are not represented in any way, shape, or form by the group of grifters led by Roberson, Tarkanian, and Guinasso, whose political history makes their names synonymous with failure, and makes these cries for relevance all the more pathetic,” the Nevada GOP wrote in a information launch earlier this year. “The Nevada Republican Party fully supports Sigal Chattah, a first-generation immigrant and American success story. While Democrats have turned our state into an unaffordable two-tiered system where only those who pay-to-play prosper, Sigal will return integrity and justice to the Office of the Attorney General, and continue to fight for all Nevadans. Every voter who supports equal rights and equal treatment under the law has an ally in Sigal Chattah.”

8 News Now reached out to the Nevada GOP for touch upon the lawsuit.

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