Danny Tarkanian, the son of beloved former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has announced a primary challenge to Republican Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada.
Tarkanian announced his bid on “Fox & Friends,” where he criticized Heller as a “Never-Trumper” and said that his stance on the president helped Hillary Clinton carry the state.
Via World News Politics:
So many people have contacted me in the past few months, saying ‘You got to run against Dean Heller,’” Tarkanian said. “They understand, like I do, that we’re never going to make America great again unless we have senators in office supporting President Trump. Dean Heller wasn’t just one of the first Never-Trumpers in the state of Nevada, he was one of the most influential. He actually helped Hillary Clinton win the state of Nevada.”
It is nice to see someone to challenge an establishment GOP Senator like Dean Heller. Tarkanian may not be the best challenger because he has failed to win in previous office runs. It’s actually worrisome that these are the only people standing up to people like Heller.
Dean Heller is a traitor. He is a Democrat in a Republican suit.
Heller was one of six turncoats on the repeal of Obamacare. There has been no real vote to repeal Obamacare. But on the closest thing the GOP has advanced this year, Dean Heller was a traitor.
In 2015, a repeal bill — one that repealed as much of Obamacare as possible without 60 votes — was passed by a majority of the Senate. Among the people who voted for that bill were Dean Heller, John McCain, Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski, Lamar Alexander, and Rob Portman.
This bill was supposed to be vetoed by Obama, and he vetoed it.
With the “skinny repeal” vote, the GOP has managed to muddy the waters on who actually opposed Obamacare repeal.
Heller is avowed to stopping Obamacare from being repealed.
Mr. Tarkanian argued that he would make his challenge a “national race” and gleefully noted that Fox was already replaying his interview. But he was candid when asked how he would raise enough money to muster a competitive statewide race: “I don’t know,” he said.
He invoked the example of his father, whose birthday would have been Tuesday, when pressed about his track record of losing races. He noted that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, lost year after year to more established college basketball powers before trouncing Duke in the 1990 national championship.
“Just like my dad, we’re going to persevere and we’re going to win,” he vowed.