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Opinion: Brian Sandoval not accessible to public or press



Brian Sandoval will finally have to face Nevadans on Sunday. But that does not mean he plans on making his campaign accessible to the public or the press.

Sandoval has declined an invitation to appear with Rory Reid at an important Gubernatorial Town Hall Meeting being hosted by the Las Vegas Asian, Latin and Urban chambers of commerce, in partnership with the College of Southern Nevada.

Reid will be attending the event:

Gubernatorial Town Hall Meeting
September 29
6 p.m.

Nicholas J. Horn Theatre
CSN Cheyenne Campus
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
Las Vegas

The snub is only the latest blemish on Sandoval’s record of dealing with minority issues. He has flip-flopped on the important issue of providing drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. He came out guns blazing in favor of Arizona’s immigration legislation, only to back off and say it probably wouldn’t be good for Nevada.

And then there was the national scandal in relation to a controversial comment about his family. “Is Sandoval Losing Hispanic Voters?” asked one magazine article written by a longtime Nevada political observer.

Reid has the endorsement of Hispanics in Politics and Otto Merida, president of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, a Republican and former Sandoval supporter.

Reid has also started an aggressive statewide advertising campaign on Univision and Telemundo, when Sandoval’s Spanish-language ad aired exactly once as a publicity stunt.

The reason that Sandoval does not want to appear in public is that he doesn’t have anything to say to Nevadans. He has no plan to create jobs and no real plan to education in Nevada.

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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