Nevada has No Paperwork on Democrat Senate Candidate Jacky Rosen’s Business
“Interviews with several media outlets show the candidate has also underscored efforts to build a business, often without elaborating on the nature of that work.”
Jacky Rosen hopes to unseat Sen. Dean Heller, the only Republican incumbent in a state failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won. Rosen has a three-point lead over Heller and the DNC has poured a lot of money into her campaign.
Rosen has bragged about building a small business in Nevada. The Reno Gazette Journal and Daily Caller both reviewed public records and found no evidence that Rosen’s software consulting business actually existed.
Rosen has no problem touting her small business on the campaign trail as she tells audiences about her “past experiences as a waitress, computer programmer, mother and family caretaker.” From Reno Gazette Journal:
Interviews with several media outlets show the candidate has also underscored efforts to build a business, often without elaborating on the nature of that work.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, New York Times, RGJ and Yahoo News have all made brief, undetailed mentions of Rosen’s past career as a consultant. In April 2017, Rosen told C-SPAN she “raised a family, built a business,” and “took care of my parents and in-laws as they aged.” The Nevada Appeal added to that account in August, when the paper reported Rosen had built a business as a software designer.
“Like I said, I’ve raised my family, I built a business – a woman in technology,” she said in a November interview with KRNV, the NBC affiliate in Reno. “Look, you’re having a technology boom up here in Northern Nevada. I think it’s fantastic. I want to promote those STEM opportunities so that we can continue to grow across the state that way.”
However, Reno Gazette Journal found no evidence in its review of public records “that Rosen held a state or local business license for the software consulting shop” she has mentioned in interviews.
Her campaign claims Rosen “ran the unnamed, one-woman operation between 1993-2002” and supposedly had two clients: Southwest Gas, her former employer, and Radiology Specialists, which is a physician group that employed her husband as a partner. Reno Gazette Journal continued:
Southwest Gas confirmed Rosen worked for the company as a programmer from April 1990 to January 1991. A spokeswoman said she could not prove that the first-term congresswoman consulted for Southwest because the company does not keep “non-pipeline” contracts beyond seven years.
Radiology Specialists, Rosen’s other main consulting client, could not be reached.
State officials said that prior to 2003, the former computer programmer would not have been required to seek a state license for her Henderson-based consultancy, provided she didn’t hire any employees.
But officials in Rosen’s adopted home of Henderson said she would’ve needed a local license to operate a for-profit business within city limits. David Cherry, a city spokesman, added that a city policy requires business records to be destroyed one year after a business closes or one year from when a license is not renewed.
The Daily Caller reached out to the Nevada secretary of state in April for public records on Rosen’s business. The publication asked for “a copy of any ‘Sole Proprietor Exemption’ or ‘Sole Proprietor Registration’ under Rosen or her maiden name between 1995 and 2005.”
The publication received an email a week later that said these records do not exist even though business owners must have those registrations in Nevada.
Rosen was caught in another lie last year when she claimed she received a degree in psychology and computer science at the University of Minnesota. Yeah, um, the computer science degree did not exist during her time there and The Atlantic had to update an article to reflect this point.
Heller wasted no time releasing an ad attacking Rosen:
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
So she basically worked as a contractor. To call it a business is a stretch.
It’s a stretch, but not necessarily a lie.
Her claim is plausible, and given the absence of records after 15 years, challenging it may not be the best tactic. Instead, I’d focus on the fact that her experience doesn’t include creating jobs.
She really didn’t build that.
If Ds didn’t lie, they’d have nothing to say.
Progs always lie.
Don’t know how much good the ad will do with an electorate that voted for Crooked Hillary.
There you go again, raining on a Democrat parade and popping their pretty bubbles! Shame, shame, shame!
Have you ever stopped to consider that perhaps she didn’t pay any taxes on her business because she considers herself a native American? OR…perhaps she was working for the Cartel’s, stream lining their distribution? OR…perhaps she was keeping records, via computer, on an unlicensed call girl operation – keeping track of time vs. income vs. performance. She’s a democrat, anything is possible.
It doesn’t matter whether she actually built a business. It only matters whether she felt she built a business.
Holy crap, now we have Trans-business to deal with. Maybe next she will throw in some other kind of trans-feely type lie to bolster voters.
It’s hard to keep up without a play card these days, and they change over night it seems.
Maybe there’s no paperwork because she worked off the books. I’ve found that most of the people I know who work off the books are all for raising income taxes- since they don’t pay any.
Rosen’s paperwork is in the same box as Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s Combat Infantry Badge.
She identifies as a business owner with a UM degree in computer science, and if you dispute that, then obviously you’re just a misogynist and a bigot and a h8ter who seeks to oppress women!!!
Anyway, Barry Obama claimed to be a constitutional law scholar despite never having written or published a single scholarly article on constitutional law, and nobody in the media ever had a problem with that, so clearly there is a double standard for female politicians who fabricate qualifications for themselves. It’s sexism straight up!
I hear candidates releasing tax returns is all the rage with Democrats. Surely she reported that income on her taxes.
She surely did, but it would have been on her personal return, and who keeps records that long?
If she had a business she would have to have a federal tax id before she could get a local license. And every company I have ever worked with as a consultant has required mine. Without it they would have to 1099 her as a contract employee instead of as a company.
She doesn’t have a CS degree and I’m not seeing the obvious link between “waitress and mother” and “computer programmer”. Why would anybody hire her for a programming job? Was she being hired for no-show jobs like Michelle Obama was? Somebody should ask her what languages she programmed in and what kind of systems she programmed for. The content and demeanor of her answer would be illuminating.
Another thing that’s odd is that Southwest Gas claimed she worked there between specific dates. Maybe I’m dense, but if they can’t prove she worked for them where did those dates come from?
She was an employee between those dates. After that she says she was a consultant, which they say they would not have kept records of.