the that he put a stop payment on a check to a contractor he had discovered was not legal
to do business in the state. Ashjian said that there was no “bounced check” as reported by the media, and that
the media reports are “inaccurate” and “defamatory.” Ashjian paid restitution on the check and that
So after all this you would think that the Republicans had marginalized Ashjian enough to the point that he would have
little affect on this Novembers ballot.
No, not yet.
The Independent American Party (IAP), Nevada’s biggest third party, filed a lawsuit questioning Ashjian’s candidacy
as a member of the Tea Party of Nevada. When Ashjian filed the Tea Party of Nevada constitution and bylaws as required to
be considered as a Third Party, Ashjian had not yet changed his Party affiliation from Republican to the Tea Party of Nevada,
which was done a couple of hours later. The IAP argued that Nevada law states that a candidate must first change his Party
affiliation before he can become a candidate for a different Party.
Yesterday the judge in Carson City ruled that Scott Ashjian will be on this Novembers ballot.
"The best approach is to look at the end of the day on March 2, 2010, to determine if all laws have been complied with,"
Carson City District Judge James Todd Russell said in his decision. "A technical sequential filing of documents should not
control, but an overall good faith attempt to comply should control."
Ashjian of course was pleased with the out come and said that he was “100 percent sure” that he would beat
Reid and the Republican candidate this November, and the way Ashjian keeps coming back, I am starting to believe him, or at
least I believe that he believes he can win.
The Republican Party has been relentless in their attacks against Ashjian, and while he continues to prove himself, he
should continue to keep an eye out for the next smear job that will certainly becoming his way.