Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 1:16 p.m.
Here is audio file of what Senate hopeful Sue Lowden said on Alan Stock's radio show about her controversial bartering remarks. Transcript below:
Sue Lowden: I have been, and but I want to say that I know that bartering takes place here in Nevada. It takes place throughout the country and that Harry Reid has been attacking me for saying something like that and the truth is it is happening and that’s how out of touch he is.
SL: When I made those statements, when I was talking about bartering I was in the rural community of Mesquite where there are a lot of farmers up there and we were having a one-hour town hall meeting about every subject.
SL: Harry Reid has a paid operative who follows me everywhere with a camera and the one-hour conversation… The only thing that was taken out of that one-hour conversation was about thirty seconds was about bartering. They took it way out of context.
SL: The truth of the matter is there is bartering going on in this state and in the country. It has been going on for years and it was a casual statement talking about the reality of what’s going on, and not in a negative way by the way. This is something… you know when I talk about bartering like you said it’s also bargaining for the price, asking doctors if there’s a different price if you’re paying cash or paying by check. We know this is going on.
SL: Alan frankly I grew up poor. I grew up with a single mom. We didn’t have insurance. How do you think we got our health care? I know that this has gone on for many many years.