Today CAPE PAC (The Coalition of Americans for Political Equality Political Action Committee) released a new ad titled Dean Heller: Fact Vs. Fiction.
Also today, a letter to the editor appeared in the Elko Daily Free Press entitled: The ‘other’ Shelley Berkley
Editor: I read with interest the article reporting on Shelley Berkley’s recent visit and related statements considering what she obviously thinks about rural Nevada and its major industries:
During her last visit, April 2012, she stated she was “nervous” to be around Elko Democrats;
In January of 2001, as reported by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Berkley told state legislators she did not want to have her district redrawn to represent rural areas” only urban Las Vegas;
Again in January of 2001, The Hill reported her statement “I don’t think I have to be traipsing up to Carlin to look at your mines” when there are so many problems in LV;
Voting against the Grazing Improvement Act addressing the permitting renewal process allowing ranchers to continue to graze animals on public land as the process proceeds;
Voting against the recent request for land purchase in Yerington that would provide hundreds of jobs at a proposed mining project when Lyon County is one of the most depressed counties in the state.
On top of all that, she is under investigation by the ethics commission over sponsoring federal funding to her husband’s renal and dialysis clinic. Interestingly, the clinic was under investigation with a recommendation to shut down for unusually high rates of treatment failures and death. Coincidentally, her No. 8 donor is in the business of providing dialysis devices. Do you think those devices just may be used at her husband’s clinic?
As the Democrat House Minority Leader says, “bless their hearts”!