September 17, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Assembly Republican caucus is denouncing a colleague who said he'd vote for slavery if his constituents wanted him to.
The reprimand Monday came the same day Robin Reedy, chief of staff to a former GOP Gov. Jim Gibbons, announced her intent to run against Assemblyman Jim Wheeler for the District 39 seat.
Wheeler, a freshman Republican, touched off a firestorm last week when a video surfaced in which he said he would represent his constituents, even vote for slavery, if that's what the people who elected him wanted him to do.
In a statement, the minority Republican membership said Wheeler's comments were divisive and do not reflect the values of the caucus.
Reedy worked in state government for nearly 20 years.
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