(UNLV College Republicans) – Last night, on Jon Ralston’s “Face to Face,” former congresswoman Dina Titus declared her bid for Congress in 2012 in a district yet to be determined. Her announcement comes just weeks after she accepted a voluntary buyout at UNLV valued at over $160,000, and after her resignation from her appointed position on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission this week.
“In what is surely a shock to no one, Dina Titus has once more walked away from her responsibilities to run for political office,” said Mark Ciavola, chairman of the Nevada College Republicans and chapter president at UNLV. “She has once again proven the College Republicans right by demonstrating that her priorities lie not with students at UNLV, but in furthering her own political ambitions.”
The College Republicans heavily criticized UNLV for allowing Titus to return this past spring for a $107,855 annual salary, while teaching only 39 students during the semester, especially given the likelihood that she would run again in 2012. Despite calling the UNLV College Republicans liars, and verbally assaulting the UNLV Rebel Yell advisory board, accusing them of unethical journalism for printing an opinion article outlining the facts of her return to UNLV, she is now officially, once again, a candidate for Congress.
A timeline of events is documented on the College Republicans’ “Woman Without Integrity” website, which is a mock-up of Dina Titus’ 2010 anti-Joe Heck campaign site “Man Without Integrity,” which she removed in April and of which she has publicly denied all knowledge.
“The voters of Nevada rejected Dina Titus in 2010,” continued Ciavola. “But that won’t stop the predictable Titus, who has never met a government job she didn’t like.”