By Ben Botkin | March 1, 2016
The campaigns of U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nevada, and four Democratic contenders for his seat had an unscheduled meeting in Mesquite.
The four Democrats participated in a forum Monday night in Mesquite, which is in the 4th Congressional District. An unexpected guest showed up, bearing a friendly greeting from the congressman. He was Ross Hemminger, Hardy’s campaign manager.
Hemminger passed along letters to the candidates welcoming them to Mesquite. Hardy has the distinction of being the only candidate in the race to live in Mesquite. As an added bonus, Hardy tossed in a Mesquite Chamber of Commerce guidebook to the Virgin Valley. The not-so-subtle but friendly dig suggested the candidates might need help getting familiar with the region.