LAS VEGAS (CBS) — How do you choose a nominee for a special election to fill a vacant House seat?   If you’re in the GOP, and fairly high up, you just vote!

Roughly 350 Republican leaders will decide the GOP nominee for Nevada’s special election to fill a vacant House seat.

The Nevada Republican Party announced Thursday that any member of its state central committee will be able to vote on the nominee when the party meets in Reno later this month.

That means party leaders who don’t live in the northern Nevada House district and won’t be able to vote in the Sept. 13 election will have a say in who is listed on the ballot.

Party leaders will also elect a new chairman during the state GOP meeting on June 18.

Former chairman Mark Amodei is among several Republicans who have filed to run for the House seat recently vacated by Republican Dean Heller. Heller moved to the U.S. Senate.

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Comments (2)
  1. Mike says:

    This is disenfranchisement of the voters. If this actually goes through, it will be the beginning of the end of the Republican Party.

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