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Senate minority leader speaks

Staff reports

Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, spoke to Douglas County Democratic Women and their guests at Douglas High School in Minden on Wednesday night.

Titus described Nevada as being representative of the “Independent subculture” of the West. In other words, she said, Nevada is the “don’t tell me what to do” state. This is illustrated by the fact that Nevada is the only state to allow legalized prostitution and the only state to have “an extraterrestrial highway.”

Sen Titus also pointed out that only in Nevada “can you carry two concealed weapons while breast feeding your baby.”

In the Presidential election, Titus referred to Nevada as a battleground state.

Nevada, she said, has the “lowest number of registered voters of any state in the country. In the last presidential election, only 40 percent of registered Nevadans voted.”

She encouraged Democrats to change those statistics in order to ensure that John Kerry will carry Nevada in November.

Jo Ann Orange, president of Douglas County Democratic Women thanked Titus and presented her with a “Douglas County Democrats” T-shirt.

Titus said she was excited to see such a large group of Democrats in a traditionally Republican county.