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November 18, 2017

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Gibbons to skip Sandoval’s inauguration ceremony

Gov. Jim Gibbons will not be attending Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval’s inauguration ceremony Monday, his chief of staff confirmed today.

Gibbons is scheduled to undergo a medical procedure Monday morning and won’t be able to make the swearing in of the man who defeated him in the Republican primary earlier this year, Gibbons’ chief of staff Robin Reedy said.

Gibbons also continues to recover from a broken pelvis he suffered in a horse-riding accident. That injury makes it difficult for him to sit or stand for long periods of time.

It’s not the first time a sitting governor has decided not to attend his successor’s inauguration.

In 2007, Gov. Kenny Guinn declined to attend Gibbons’ ceremony. The two had a contentious relationship and clashed repeatedly over both personal and political issues.

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