U.S. House candidate John Oceguera is trying something different in a bid to associate himself with Southern Nevadans who are striving to find or keep jobs.
Oceguera's campaign went live today with a website that invites Nevadans to post short videos of themselves talking about their jobs and what working means to them. It's modeled on the "It Gets Better Project" in which people post supportive messages to gay and lesbian youth.
Democratic supporters posted the first 10 contributions to the "More than a Paycheck" site, plus remarks by Oceguera, the Nevada Assembly speaker challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Joe Heck in the 3rd Congressional District.
"Jobs provide dignity, self-respect and a sense of worth when you are providing for your family," Oceguera says in his video. "Every day when I wake up when I am congressman I am going to be fighting to get this economy back on track and put people back to work."
The aim of the site is to show Oceguera understands the value of work in a state suffering from the highest unemployment in the nation at 12.1 percent, campaign manager Adam Weiss said.
"He understands the struggles that Nevadans are going through and this helps demonstrate that he really gets it," Weiss said.