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Sisolak passes on White House event for incoming governors

Updated December 13, 2018 - 2:48 pm

WASHINGTON — Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak passed an on invitation from President Donald Trump to the White House for a Thursday event with governors-elect from across the country to discuss policy with senior administration officials.

Three Democrats who won governor’s races in large states — J.B. Prtizker of Illinois, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Tony Evers of Wisconsin — attended the event with eight GOP governors-elect.

Christina Amestoy, a spokeswoman for Sisolak, told the Review-Journal, that Sisolak was grateful for the invitation, but could not attend due to a “crunch time at our end.”

“If scheduling had worked out differently,” Amestoy added, “I would have been more than happy to send the governor-elect there.”

Contact Debra J. Saunders, the Review-Journal’s White House correspondent, at dsaunders@reviewjournal.com or 202-662-7391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter.

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