March 15, 2018

Today, Danny Tarkanain dropped his bid challenging U.S. Senator Dean Heller in the Republican primary, in return he secured the endorsement of President Trump to run for CD3 which already has 11 candidates, including Victoria Seaman, Scott Hammond and Dave McKeon.

Tarkanian only lost to Jacky Rosen by around 1,000 votes in 2016 and Jacky Rosen is now running for U.S. Senate against Dean Heller. So with the seat wide open and leaning Republican, whoever wins the primary has a strong opportunity to win Joe Heck’s old Congressional seat.

Statement from Danny Tarkanian:

I entered the U.S. Senate race after receiving an outpouring of requests from Trump supporters throughout Nevada, many of whom stood by both me and Donald Trump in 2016. These grassroots supporters saw in me a fierce defender of President Trump’s America First agenda.

Late Wednesday, the President and members of his political team reached out to me and asked me to consider supporting the America First agenda as a Congressional candidate by running again in CD3, where I nearly won in 2016 in what was one of the most expensive and closest Congressional races in America.

This was not something I ever considered. In my travels throughout the state, I’ve had so many wonderful people thank me for running for the US Senate. They believe in our message and the cause. My incredible staff, mostly volunteers, have invested thousands of hours into this cause. I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to them all. I do not want to let any of them down.

I have always believed that public service is doing what is in the best interest of the people you represent, not yourself politically. I believe with every ounce of my body that the future of our country, and a better life for our children, requires the implementation of the America First agenda.

I am confident I would have won the US Senate race and done a great job representing the people of Nevada in the Senate, but the President is adamant that a unified Republican ticket in Nevada is the best direction for the America First movement. With President Trump’s full support and endorsement, I am filing to run again in CD3 with the firm belief that we will finish what we started in 2016 and win in 2018.

Senator Dean Heller has been working hard to earn President Trump’s support, voting 90% with the President since Trump’s inauguration. With less than one day left for someone to challenge Heller, it seems he’s locked up the Republican Primary without firing a shot.

Rob Lauer

Political Reporter







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