Opinion: Brian Sandoval’s debate ducking explored in new Web ad

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Brian Sandoval’s pattern of ducking debates and dodging tough questions is explored in a new 30-second Web ad. The video focuses on the fact that Brian Sandoval has not agreed to a debate in Northern Nevada, despite the fact that he grew up in Reno.

The ad launched today, showing the lengths to which Sandoval will go to avoid discussing the many issues important to Nevadans, particularly Northern Nevadans.

He promised on primary election night that he would “debate in the open.” But after he was forced to answer only a few questions in public, he ran back into hiding, taking a debate off the table and believing Northern Nevada residents had heard enough about the issues.

Sandoval has been ducking, dodging and hiding from debates for several months. While Reid has agreed to a series of 12 debates, Sandoval has accepted only three, two in Las Vegas and one in Elko.

The reason that Sandoval does not want to debate in public is that he doesn’t have anything to say. Sandoval has offered no plan to create jobs for the more than 14 percent of Nevadans who are out of work.

And Sandoval’s “plan” to improve education in Nevada, when less than 42 percent of students graduate from high school, is to lay off one in five teachers and raid $110 million from class-size reduction funds.

Sandoval has offered no plan for our future and offers no experience to back it up. He can’t, because he doesn’t have either one.

Rory Reid is the only candidate for governor to offer solutions for today and a plan for Nevada’s future success– supporting strong schools for a stronger economy. For more information about his campaign or to download his plans, visit Rory2010.com.

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