Nevada Senate candidate Sue Lowden (R) refused to respond to questions yesterday about whether she thinks the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should apply to private businesses, a question that has gotten Rand Paul into some trouble recently.On Face To Face, a political talk show in Las Vegas, host Jon Ralston asked Lowden for her views on the Civil Rights Act.
“I think you want to change the subject from what’s really happening here,” Lowden responded, according to Politico. “Nobody’s asking that question, Jon.”
Ralston asked Lowden if she was going to answer.
She replied: “No, no.”
Following the interview, Lowden sent Ralston a follow-up statement:
After reviewing the comments and news stories from Kentucky, I want voters to know that I strongly support all aspects of the Civil Rights Act, just as I strongly believe it applies to my private business and all others. My focus has been on campaigning here in Nevada and therefore I have not paid close attention to races outside of our state.
Late Update: Here’s the video: