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Rory Reid agreed in principal yesterday to another debate in the gubernatorial campaign. This is the 12th debate Reid has agreed to participate in over the four-month stretch leading up to the November election. His opponent, Brian Sandoval, has yet to agree to even a single appearance.
The debate, co-sponsored by the Humboldt County Democratic Committee and the Humboldt County Republican Committee, is scheduled for Sept. 3 in Winnemucca.
The 12th challenge accepted by Rory Reid comes a week following public confusion from the Sandoval campaign about when, where or if their candidate would agree to a debate.
Reid has already agreed to the following 12 debates:
— A series of six monthly debates on “Face to Face” with Jon Ralston.
— A debate on “Nevada Newsmakers” with Sam Shad.
— A summer debate in Las Vegas sponsored by the Latin Chamber of Commerce.
— An August 29 debate in Las Vegas sponsored by the Agassi Foundation and KLAS-TV with the focus on education.
— A Sept. 3 debate in Winnemucca sponsored by the Humboldt County Democratic and Republican central committees.
— An October 7 debate in Las Vegas sponsored by the Nevada Broadcasters Association.
— An October 26 debate in Elko sponsored by the Great Basin College Student Government Association.
— A debate co-sponsored by Sunbelt Communications and the Las Vegas Sun.
Sandoval continues to hide from every debate invitation from the Nevada media or community organizations. It’s a far different tone from the one he struck on primary election night when Sandoval eagerly told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Starting now there is no hiding, we will debate in the open.”
Reid will debate Brian Sandoval on education, economic development and every other issue important to Nevada voters anywhere at any time.
“If Brian Sandoval wants to debate in the middle of a parking lot when it’s 115 degrees, Rory will be there,” said Mike Trask, press secretary for Rory 2010. “He’ll roll up his sleeves and explain to Brian Sandoval that we cannot lay off one in five Nevada teachers if we truly want to rebuild our economy and ensure a better future for our state.”
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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