End of an era: Raggio out as Republican Senate minority leader

Victor Joecks

Twitter’s been abuzz with rumors that Senate Republicans were going to replace Sen. William Raggio as minority leader. And now it’s been confirmed. Via @NVNewsBureau:

Sen McGinness new minority leader. No vote by GOP caucus. Raggio withdraws name.

It appears that Raggio’s endorsement of Harry Reid and his past support for tax increases prompted the change.

No doubt there will be a lot of political implications in this, especially since Raggio has removed himself from the Senate Finance Committee and has stepped away from helping to create the state’s budget.

If you’re interested in following this story, I’d recommend following @RalstonFlash, @NVNewsBureau, @AnjeanetteDamon and @ElizCrum on Twitter.