A lot more attention is being given to the Arizona Senate primary race, but Nevada’s got one going, too. Dean Heller won the last primary big, but can he repeat?
FILE–In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, a protest sign is shown outside the office of U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., in Reno, Nev. News that Heller will face a primary challenge next year came as a surprise to many of the more than 50 mostly Democrats protesting outside his Reno office where they rally weekly against the Trump administration and Heller’s changing position on health care. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, file)
Danny Tarkanian wants to primary Heller. Tarkanian, a professional Tarkanian (like the Kardashians, but less attractive), has run for office five times and lost every time. This is his sixth attempt at public office. Tarkanian thinks that this time the power of Donald Trump will get him over the line, a hope that was shared by Paul Nehlen in his primary race against Paul Ryan.
But good news for Tarkanian: he leads in the first poll, 39-31. This despite (or because of?) Heller’s solid conservative voting record. Though you can tell Heller’s worried: he voted for the fake “skinny repeal” despite having been vocal against the Trump-McConnell fake repeal efforts, but said after he was glad that it failed.