October 27, 2006

Lahontan Valley News Endorses Titus

Now...this is interesting!! They repeat much of what I have said. Dina has a plan and she has a record to stand on.

...We hoped that during the campaign Gibbons would come across as better spoken, more intelligent and thoughtful, but he has not. We wanted to believe that as a resident of Northern Nevada, he is one of us, and that he would therefore better represent our region's interests in Carson City. We hoped that he would enlighten the electorate about his accomplishments as a congressman and articulate his vision as governor. He has done neither. In fact, as far as we can tell, Gibbons didn't accomplish much in Washington, D.C., and he has not given Nevadans a clear understanding of his vision for the future ... if he has one.


Titus at least has demonstrated she knows how to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle to get things done. For example, she was instrumental in passing legislation protecting Walker Lake. She introduced a bill that will keep Nevada from becoming a haven for sex offenders. She sponsored proposal to fund economic development activities in rural Nevada. She co-sponsored legislation making it possible for Nevadans to purchase less expensive prescription drugs from Canada. We're confident she will do more than move into the governor's mansion and collect a paycheck for the next four years. With Gibbons, we're not so sure.

Titus has likewise presented a detailed vision for the future. She is strong on protecting the environment and wants to join other states to reduce greenhouse gases, is committed to fighting a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, wants to expand vocational education programs, raise teacher salaries and is determined to protect the Millennium Scholarship Program. She has a 12-point plan to restore ethics in government and has proposed a property tax rebate for senior citizens. All of this adds up to vision.

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