New Dem chair taps Cortez Masto spokesman to return to NV

Newly elected Nevada Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy has tapped Stewart Boss, who was a critical attack dog barking at Republicans in 2016, to return from DC to handle communications.

The move, which McCurdy announced in an email to the party’s executive board, indicates:

----Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who had hired Boss for her robust communications staff as a deputy to Rey Benitez, is taking a hand in party politics, as she did with her early endorsement of McCurdy. Her predecessor, Harry Reid, would be proud.

----The Democrats are committed to a Reid-era-like communications effort, with Boss, a key and savvy Reid Machine cog, leading the way in pummeling GOP Sen. Dean Heller, who is running for re-election, and Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who is expected to try to succeed Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Here’s McCurdy’s email to the E-board:

Members of the Executive Board,

It was such an honor to be elected as your new Chair on Saturday. I'm humbled by this opportunity, and I look forward to working with all of you closely over the next two years. Now the real work begins.

I look forward to scheduling a call with the E-Board soon to discuss my nominations for committees and other updates. We will also begin the process of mapping out a schedule of quarterly SCC meeting dates and locations. I wanted to go ahead and reach out now to make sure to keep you up to speed.

Part of my commitment as a candidate for this position was to maintain a year-round communications/research operation that can hold Nevada Republicans like Dean Heller and Adam Laxalt accountable. That's why I'm excited to announce that Stewart Boss has agreed to return to the state party as Communications Director starting this week. He has spent the past few months helping our new U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto get up and running in Washington. I'm grateful he's going to be a part of the NV Dems team again and I'm confident he'll do a great job putting the GOP on defense for 2018.

Maybe Boss can also help McCurdy figure out what he can and cannot do vis a vis fundraising after the many secretary of state "clarifications" the last few days.