Rivalry Between Democrat Candidates Takes a New Turn

By: STAFF
By: STAFF

A feud between two rival Democrats in the race for Nevada Governor has turned its attention from funding to power.

Senator Dina Titus turned up attacks on her primary opponent, Jim Gibson, blaming him for Nevada's high electricity bills. Titus says Gibson paid over half a million dollars to lobby against a ballot initiative that would have saved residents 20 percent of their utility bills.

While Gibson's law firm did receive a payment from Nevada power, Gibson says he was not involved in setting rates.

Last week, Gibson accused Titus of laundering campaign contributions, while Titus fired back calling on Gibson to return a 1997 campaign contribution from a Clark County Commissioner who was convicted of corruption.


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