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Opinion: Mark Amodei as the Ugly American?


By Ed Hamilton

ELKO — “The Chinese came to Las Vegas, and Nevada, in droves, to visit and drop millions of gambling and upscale shopping dollars which in turn help our local economy,” declares Republican congressional candidate Ed Hamilton.

He hence is criticizing another GOP candidate, former Nevada Republican state chairman Mark Amodei, for the recently released campaign TV ad that blames the PRC/Beijing for U.S. runaway national debt and endless borrowing binge.

Amodei is the presumptive front runner in the upcoming Nevada C.D.-2 special election to fill the seat vacated by Dean Heller.

Ed Hamilton, who is also in the hunt for this seat, has good ballot branding in Nevada and name recognition in all of the Silver State’s 17 counties. In 2006 he ran in the Nevada U.S. Senate contest against the now disgraced ex-Senator John Ensign, as well as challenging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010. He is also well known to some 30,000 voters in Clark County’s second congressional district precincts (Hamilton ran against Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and is also known to voters after he ran for Henderson City Council in 2011).

“Hard working, but abused by racial discrimination in America, imported Chinese workers built U.S. railroad track and transportation system in Nevada and California over one hundred years ago especially in the dangerous and treacherous Sierra Nevada mountain range,” Hamilton reminds Amodei.

To blame Asians for America’s heavily bloated federal government is just plain stupid and ignorant. “Mark Amodei fits the proverbial description of being the ugly American by doing his TV commercial in this manner. He should pull the ad then apologize to Asians,” candidate Hamilton declares.

Eddie “MrClean” Hamilton is National Western Co-Chair of NAARC (National Asian American/Hawaiian Pacific Islander/Republican Coalition).

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