Nevada senator faces pro-Trump challenge in GOP primary – California News

Nevada senator faces pro-Trump challenge in GOP primary – California News

Republican Danny Tarkanian, a prominent Las Vegas businessman, announced Tuesday he is mounting a primary challenge to Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, considered one of the Senate’s most vulnerable Republicans in 2018.

The bid by Tarkanian, 55, who aligns himself with President Donald Trump, makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents they blame for hurting their years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law.

Tarkanian is a former professional basketball player and the son of former University of Nevada Las Vegas men’s basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. He ran unsuccessfully for several offices in Nevada over the past decade.

“We’re never going to make America great again unless we have senators in office that fully support President Trump and his America-First agenda,” Tarkanian told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

In a statement released earlier Tuesday, he said he was running as “a conservative Republican who supports the policies…

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