NV Gov Gibbons: I’ll Celebrate Even If I Lose The Primary

Congressional Quarterly/Newscom

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R), on track to lose Tuesday’s GOP primary, won’t let a little something like an electoral defeat get in the way of a good party.“I am going to celebrate if I don’t win the primary,” Gibbons told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview. “Whether I win or don’t win it is going to be a celebration.”

Gibbons, whose been the subject of investigations and scandal for years, sounded resigned and somewhat eager to put his life in politics behind him.

“I love talking to people, it just takes up so much time to deal with it,” Gibbons said. “You don’t have enough hours in the day.”

The TPM Poll Average for this race shows Gibbons trailing former federal Judge Brian Sandoval by more than 20 points. The numbers: Sandoval 47..2%, Gibbons 29.5%, and former North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon 5.9%.

And yet, Gibbons has not given up Tuesday. He suggested that a surge in conservative Republican voters, like what took place in 1994, could push him over the top. “They are going to make an effort to go out and vote in this election in numbers like we haven’t seen since 1994,” Gibbons said. You never know.

(h/t Huffington Post)