There’s a vast difference. WY and AK, unlike NV, are heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry, and they’re suffering. The AK Pipeline is running at 25%, and half of Alaska’s operating budget will be coming from cash reserves. Wyoming will be making a major withdrawal from its cash reserves in order to fund the government.
These people are desperate for hope. Expanded oil and gas development on lands now held by the feds is the only way out of the box they find themselves in.
In Nevada the economic impact of federal land ownership is tiny by comparison. Cruz may have succeeded in getting the message out, but it just may not be very important to most Nevadans.
It’s different in AK and WY.