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Gibbons: Harry Reid fails Nevada again



CARSON CITY– Governor Jim Gibbons had the following response to Harry Reid’s statement regarding Nevada’s application for Race To The Top education funds:

“Once again, Harry Reid has failed Nevada. Reid has never lifted a finger to help us while we applied for these special federal funds for education. Harry Reid was asleep at the switch again when the teachers, parents, children and families of Nevada needed his help.

Senator Reid often brags about the work he has done for Nevada, but his dismal track record tells a different story. Harry Reid failed to get our state adequate stimulus funds, Harry Reid continues to fail to help Nevada families during our time of high unemployment, Harry Reid continues to fail to help Nevada families climb out of the economic crisis, and Harry Reid continues to fail Nevada families by purposely avoiding any effort to assist the Nevada Education Reform Blue Ribbon Task Force. Harry Reid truly has lost touch with Nevada.

I want to apologize, on behalf of Harry Reid, to Nevada Education Reform Blue Ribbon Task Force Co-Chairs Elaine Wynn and Nevada State Higher Education Chancellor Dan Klaich. Harry Reid’s remarks are an insult to both of these fine leaders and to all the rest of the Task Force members who are working hard to improve education in Nevada.

Harry Reid spends so much energy genuflecting before the Obama Administration and carrying out this Administration’s policies that are destined for failure. Harry Reid should be fighting for Nevada, instead he is working in Washington DC as a “gopher” for the Obama Administration and has again turned his back on Nevada families.

This is just another example of why Nevadans cannot count on Harry Reid to represent them.”

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