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Okay, so politics in Nevada has always been more than a little strange. We got the mob out of Las Vegas, but we didn't get the corruption out. It seems that politicians whose names have been famous for years eventually become infamous. And statewide, we're not a lot better. A quick look in the direction of Sen. John Ensign makes that very clear. We've got "Tea Party" candidates who are disavowed by the tea baggers, and many other colorful kooks. Now, the Senate Majority Leader from Nevada, Harry Reid, is in the fight of his political life against a trio of Republican hopefuls.
We've got a far-right candidate who is popular in rural areas (Sharron Angle), a good looking dude who is related to a famous Nevada coach (Danny Tarkenian), and a rich lady from a casino and TV news (Sue Lowden). Sue seems to have a leg up, what with lots of money, a recognizable face and all. She sort of fell down when slamming Reid for having lost touch with the common man, while saying herself that people should pay their doctor bills in cash. Oh, and then there's the barter thing. Which just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Lowden Campaign: 'Bartering With Your Doctor Is Not A New Concept'
The campaign of Senate candidate Sue Lowden (R-NV) is continuing to stand by Lowden's call for the use of the barter system as a means to bring down health care costs.
On Monday, Lowden doubled down on the barter idea: "You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say I'll paint your house. . ."
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