Berkley avoids top issue during rare appearances in Reno
(Las Vegas, NV) — During one of her infrequent visits to Reno, Shelley Berkley is refusing to talk about issues that affect every woman, man and child in Nevada – jobs and the economy.
“This is starting to get a little ridiculous. Shelley Berkley has been running for the U.S. Senate for more than a year. So far her outreach to northern Nevada has consisted of press conferences, photo-ops and closed door meetings. People just want to know why Shelley Berkley stood with President Obama and Nancy Pelosi and supported the Wall Street and Detroit bailouts, ObamaCare and the trillion dollar stimulus. Instead, Shelley Berkley is grasping at straws, desperate to talk about anything but her record. After all, even Shelley Berkley admitted that Dean Heller is not ‘anti-women,’” said Chandler Smith, spokeswoman for Heller for Senate.
Berkley admitted Dean Heller was not anti-women during a conference call with reporters: “Pressed about her comments Wednesday, Berkley conceded that she doesn’t really think Heller has voted the way he has because he is anti-women.” (Cristina Silva, “Berkley compares Heller to Limbaugh in Nevada race,” Associated Press, March 8, 2012.)
Wondering why Shelley Berkley won’t talk about her record? Here are some clues:
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- While northern Nevada’s foreclosures were skyrocketing, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley was busy bailing out Wall Street.
- As Nevadans were being laid off, Shelley Berkley was bailing out Detroit.
- While Nevada families and businesses were pinching pennies to cover basic costs, Shelley Berkley supported a national energy tax that would increase energy costs for Nevada families and businesses.
- While Shelley Berkley has been blindly following her leader Nancy Pelosi, she voted to pass ObamaCare, a bill that strangles small businesses and harms seniors.
- As Nevada’s worst recession was deepening, Shelley Berkley was creating bureaucratic jobs in Washington and not Nevada. (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 2009)
- Even a study cited by WhiteHouse.gov admits “the District stands to benefit the most from the stimulus bill as it is home to the majority of Federal agencies in the region” (White House.gov, “Real Estate Giant Predicted DC Area Would Benefit The Most From Stimulus Bill,” April 22, 2009)
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