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3rd Nevada senator target of Republicans' recall petitions

3rd Nevada senator target of Republicans' recall petitions (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

A third petition to recall a Nevada state senator has been filed by Republicans.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that the petition was filed for Democrat Nicole Cannizzaro, who represents the northwest Las Vegas Valley.

The previous two petitions recently filed attempt to unseat nonpartisan state Sen. Patricia Farley and state Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson.

Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, said the recalls come in response to a Democratic-controlled Legislative session that he accused of being "pro-felon and anti-business."

Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford blasted the recall efforts, calling it a "backroom scheme by Republicans."

Gov. Brian Sandoval's office stated after the second petition that the governor had no prior knowledge of the effort and that he has not contributed to the recall efforts.

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