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May 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Benton appointment shows cronyism is thriving in Clark County

One can only marvel at the chutzpah of politicians who exploit fears of “big government” while submersing themselves neck-deep in the pork barrel. For example, Sen. Don Benton and his cronies on the Clark County Commission.

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