As I noted, I contacted Long's Washington office and was told I would have to talk to his press secretary who was at lunch.
I e-mailed my question and did not receive any answer yesterday.
I should have waited.
The e-mail arrived this morning and answered my main question- my main question was not going to be answered.
This is the entirety of Press Secretary Hannah Smith's response:
This is a campaign related question, so you will need to speak with Congressman Long’s campaign team.
I don't think so.
If Billy Long's press secretary can't answer a simple question about whether or not the congressman was in Las Vegas on the day of the shooting, I would say that speaks volumes. I await with interest the January campaign finance report when we will see if Billy Long was in Las Vegas that day, or someone from Billy Long's campaign who had to go to Vegas for important campaign business.
Has anyone ever noticed how few campaign contributions Long receives during these Vegas junkets?