Shelley Berkley: the right choice for Nevada
At a recent visit to her alma mater, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Shelley Berkley showed exactly the stuff she’s made of – and why she’ll be superb as a senator to her home state. Never one to mince words, Shelley got straight to the point: "I don't think that my opponent has his priorities straight,” noting Dean Heller’s weakness on fighting for the middle class and job creation.
While Heller voted for tax breaks for oil companies and to end Department of Energy loan guarantees for clean energy projects, Berkley made her support for sustainable, environmentally responsible energy clear: "Do big oil companies need more tax subsidies? I don't think so. What we need to be doing is putting our resources into creating a whole economy based on green jobs."
Workers whose jobs were at stake due to Heller’s votes voiced their concerns: an electrician said, "Dean Heller chose who he stands with. He doesn't stand with middle-class Nevadans." Shelley, on the other hand, has a proven track record of helping the middle class on issues that matter the most: creating jobs, keeping families from losing their homes, and increasing access to education and health care.
Shelley herself said, "The choice for 2012 could not be more clear.” No argument here.
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