Sexist, racist, and misogynist tweets posted by the Republican candidate for Nevada State Treasurer, Manny Kess – have been revealed. Tweets and re-tweets that sexualize women, talk of “creeping” at the Miss Teen Nevada USA pageant and “joke” about use of the ‘n’ word were among the dozens found.
“Snowbunny”, is a derogatory term used to describe white women who exclusively date Black men.
Kess makes light of prostitutes being raped, forcing women to sit on broomsticks, and gives his definition of “ghetto.”
I reached out to Kess via email to seek comments about if and why he used the n-word or referred to women in a sexist or misogynistic way. He replied saying:
“I gladly answered your questions but now feel you are reaching or trying to create a narrative that I do not appreciate.”
“So let me be clear: I’m not racist, misogynistic or any other form of disrespectful person. Although far from perfect I do respect everyone.”
Kess, a self-described “conservative”, is running on a platform of transparency, saying in multiple interviews that Nevada needs a State Treasurer who knows how to balance books and handle payroll, using the “success” of his previous business in his native New York as proof of his business acumen. Kess told conservative radio host Heidi Harris, that he was forced to close that business because of a “radical, liberal” New York government, blaming unreasonable taxes and confusing labor laws.
But records show the reason for the closure of Torino Gourmet Kitchen was due to a complaint filed by former employee Carmen Flores, who filed suit against Kess for unpaid wages. A settlement was reached, and when Kess defaulted, a penalty judgment was entered.
Nevada deserves so much better than Manny Kess and voters should let him know.
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