POLITICS
06/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jim Gibbons Blasts Obama's "Hypocrisy" For Turning Down Meeting

Gov. Jim Gibbons said today that President Obama has denied his request to meet with him in Las Vegas later this month.

The governor had sent the president a letter last month saying he wanted to discuss the economic difficulties facing the state's tourism industry. Gibbons said today that he was notified Obama won't meet with him while the president is in Las Vegas on May 26 for a fundraiser for Sen. Harry Reid.

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