Politically, this may be the year when all eyes are focused on the race for lieutenant governor.
Normally that’s the constitutional office that draws the least attention. But Gov. Brian Sandoval is expected to breeze to a second four-year term and, despite his protestations, is likely to try take Harry Reid’s Senate seat in 2016.
If he is successful, the winner of the race for lieutenant governor would replace Sandoval as governor, which would make him — or her — the incumbent and likely favorite in the 2018 gubernatorial race.
The last time that situation occurred, Richard Bryan moved to …