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December 20, 2014

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Republicans “worried about … Titus”

Republicans must be worried about the 3rd Congressional District race.

Washington Republicans' anti-Dina Titus missives continued this morning, with another warning that the Democratic state legislator's record will be used against her if she enters the race against Rep. Jon Porter.

One note: The National Republican Congressional Committee quoted this morning’s Las Vegas Sun story about the race. But the NRCC did so with some very selective editing, deleting phrasing about the attributes Titus would bring to the campaign while retaining a reference to her negatives.

The original line in the story said: “Instantly, the dynamics of the 3rd Congressional District race changed, from Porter’s facing a prosecutor without a record to his possibly facing a well-known candidate with

impressive credentials but also baggage from her unsuccessful 2006 race for governor.”

The NRCC used ellipses to cut out the “impressive credentials” part. Called on it, NRCC Deputy Communications Director Julie Shutley, who wrote this morning’s memo, pointed out that there was a citation for those interested enough to find the story on their own.

She then apologized and said she would work on not taking quotes out of context in the future.

Titus surfaced as a possible candidate in the race after the Democratic establishment's anointed candidate, former prosecutor Robert Daskas, dropped out Monday, citing "family considerations."

The full NRCC statement regarding Titus can be found here.

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