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Recall Effort Begins in Nevada

Emboldened by recall efforts in California, a group of Nevada conservatives has begun recall proceedings against the popular Republican governor, Kenny Guinn.

The group filed a notice of intent with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office to seek a recall election against Guinn. Organizers have 90 days to collect more than 128,000 signatures, or 25 percent of those who cast ballots in the 2002 general election.

The group is upset over a record $836 million in tax increases. The group admits a recall will be a “daunting task.”

Guinn issued a statement highlighting his accomplishments, including establishing a scholarship program and privatizing the state worker’s compensation program.

Leading Democrats dismissed the idea of unseating the Republican governor.

No statewide recall effort has ever succeeded, and no Nevada governor has ever been the subject of a recall election.