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The Natural

Donald Campbell represents both governors and ordinary citizens with style        

It was a risk so large that Don Campbell now marvels at the confidence with which he took it. The fate of Nevada's governorship hung in the balance. Campbell had to make the decision that would either save Republican Rep. Jim Gibbons' gubernatorial campaign or, quite possibly, send him to jail. Gibbons was coasting toward an easy victory in October 2006 when a waitress accused him of violently cornering her in a parking garage and demanding sex. The married, five-term congressman from Reno …

King of the Strip

How Bob Faiss, a soft-spoken farm boy from Illinois, became one of the top gaming attorneys in the world

In the annals of deals sealed on golf courses, this one is a doozy. Bob Faiss, a functionary in the tourism arm of the U.S. Commerce Department, was chipping his way through some links in the Washington, D.C., area with his mentor and former boss, one-time Nevada Gov. Grant Sawyer. “How are we doing on that law school business?” Sawyer inquired. “Oh, Governor, you know, I really don’t think that’s for me,” said Faiss, then in his mid-30s. “I’ve decided I’m going to get a …

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