Republican Sen. Dean Heller from Nevada, who was briefly targeted by a pro-Trump super PAC over his opposition to the GOP health care bill, has a primary challenger: Danny Tarkanian, son of legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.
Danny Tarkanian: "I'm very excited to announce that I'm going to run for United States Senate here in Nevada against Dean Heller." pic.twitter.com/aGPpLuESvl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 8, 2017
He did hit all the pro-Trump points in that announcement:
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 8, 2017
But Heller did vote for the Senate bill in the end. Will that save him?
That "yes" vote on Trumpcare is looking smarter and smarter. https://t.co/jv8HmmIcaC
— Susan J. Demas (@sjdemas) August 8, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already pledged big bucks for his at-risk colleague:
Dean Heller's reward for voting for Obamacare skinny repeal? A 7-figure $$$ promise from a McConnell-linked PAC.https://t.co/HMCedUgTf5
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 6, 2017
Keep in mind, Tarkanian has run before … and lost:
Tarkanian has run multiple times for the House and Senate in Nevada – and lost. https://t.co/uMrN8z4QQ9
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 8, 2017
Pro-Trump super PAC declares WAR on GOP Sen. Dean Heller who won’t back GOP health bill https://t.co/zEWXP3nq2f
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 24, 2017