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February 23, 2019

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Brian Sandoval keeps distance from Sharron Angle on new TV program

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Reporters question Brian Sandoval after his debate on education issues with Rory Reid Sunday, August 29, 2010.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Sandoval sought to distance himself from his ticket-mate, U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, in an interview Friday for a new public affairs television program, “To the Point.”

During the program, which debuts Saturday in Reno, Sandoval said he believes state government can play an aggressive role in improving the economy, a different tact than that taken by Angle.

“She has her positions, I have mine,” Sandoval said repeatedly during the interview.

Sandoval said as governor he would aggressively pursue businesses interested in re-locating to Nevada. But he also sided with Angle on taxes, saying a low-tax environment is key to spurring business growth.

The new political talk show, hosted by Las Vegas Sun political reporter Anjeanette Damon, will air on KRNV News 4 in Reno. “To the Point” will feature interviews with the state’s top political figures and will tackle issues confronting the state.

While it debuts in Reno, Sunbelt Communications plans to broadcast the program statewide starting in November.

“With all the issues that our state and our country is facing at this time, we feel that people really need to be informed of what the bottom line is, and how it all affects their lives,” said Ralph Toddre, president and chief operating officer of Sunbelt. “This program will help put things into perspective. It’s our job as a watchdog of government. Clear and easy to understand insight, it’s that simple.”

Damon has covered Nevada politics for seven years and has won numerous awards for her work. She is a graduate of the UNR’s journalism school and has a master's in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.