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Gibbons seeks meeting with Obama

Geoff Dornan / Nevada Appeal

When President Obama arrives in Las Vegas in May, Gov. Jim Gibbons wants a meeting to discuss the problems Nevada’s tourism economy is suffering.

Gibbons made the request this week, asking the President sit down with him and business leaders while visiting the state.

“I think a face to face meeting between the president, myself and Nevada business leaders would do a lotto help overcome the perception that President Obama finds visiting Las Vegas somehow offensive,” said the governor. “If President Obama can come to Las Vegas to ask for political campaign cash, he can certainly take some time to explore helping the people who live and work here. We are all Americans.”

Gibbons said the president should be encouraging Americans to consider American destinations first when planning vacations or business meetings.