Newcomer moves on
State Representative Scott Newcomer announced today that he will not seek re-election (ht: Kevin Binversie). The distractions of his personal life and the presence of three respectable challengers must’ve finally been too much. Perhaps his constituents would have been more forgiving of his foibles had he been more visible in the district. On the other hand, withdrawing from public life is probably the best thing Newcomer could do for himself right now.
Just think. If Newcomer had been a Democrat, his personal failings would have qualified him to be Assembly Speaker.