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Nevada Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

First Posted: 06/06/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:05 PM ET

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Lowden Runs From Rand Paul On Civil Rights After Communications Flops
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Sue Lowden, who is vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Nevada, initially declined to state whether she thought the 1964 Civil Rights Act should extend to private businesses in an interview this week on the Las Vegas talk show "Face to Face" before quickly scrambling to clarify her position.

When host Jon Ralston pressed Lowden on her stance on civil rights in the wake of the controversy surrounding Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul's statements on the matter, the Nevada hopeful all but dismissed the question.

"I'm more interested in what we're doing here in Nevada," Lowden said when asked by Ralston to state her views on the Civil Rights Act. "It's a simple question, but it's a 'gotcha' question and frankly I wouldn't even know Rand Paul if I saw him on TV."

But following Lowden's talk show appearance, she released a statement communicating a clearer message:

"After reviewing the comments and news stories from Kentucky, I want voters to know that I strongly support all aspects of the Civil Rights Act, just as I strongly believe it applies to my private business and all others," she said in a statement. "My focus has been on campaigning here in Nevada and therefore I have not paid close attention to races outside of our state."

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