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  • Some Senate Republicans hesitant to jump on the anti-immigrant bandwagon

    04/12/2016 2:19:51 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies ^ | 04/05/16 | Amanda Sakuma
    Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant revival tour might cause headaches for down-ballot Republicans who are already trying to put space between themselves and the divisive party front-runner. (SNIP) Three Senate Republicans from Latino-heavy states, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona, are all well-practiced in the dance of softening tough-talk on immigration enforcement to avoid alienating voters.
  • MUST HEAR!!! Rush Blows the Lights Out in the Final Hour!

    02/23/2016 7:23:04 PM PST · by Defiant · 70 replies ^ | February 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    And now we've closed the circle. And now we're back at why Donald Trump is in the race and why Donald Trump is running away with it. You can get as deep or as shallow in the analysis as you want. But it's about a last chance, a last-gasp effort at preserving the culture that developed after the founding of this country. It's no more complicated than that, folks. The country's under siege from all quarters, and recently the Democrat Party has joined those who have put the country under siege. Now, in this instance I'm not even talking about...
  • MUST HEAR!!! Rush Blows the Lights Out in the Final Hour!

    02/23/2016 7:58:24 PM PST · by Baynative · 71 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2/23/16 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's another story here, folks, not sure how this is going to be received at the Rubio camp. "Lawmakers are flocking to support Marco Rubio's White House campaign after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of the GOP race on Saturday. A slew of Republicans in Congress who previously backed Bush are moving to support Rubio as he battles GOP rivals Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Rubio's campaign announced ahead of Tuesday's caucus in Nevada that Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) and Rep. Mark Amodei (Nev.) would be backing his campaign." And some...
  • Following Jeb's Exit, Nevada Senator Heller Endorses Rubio

    02/21/2016 12:18:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2016 | by Elaina Plott
    Two days before the Nevada caucuses, Senator Dean Heller (R.,NV) has thrown his weight behind Marco Rubio for president. Heller, previously a Jeb Bush supporter, announced his endorsement this morning on Twitter. The move comes mere hours after Bush's exit from the race on Saturday evening. Marco Rubio "is the next generation of conservative leadership, and I am proud to offer my full support," Heller tweeted. "Marco understands Nevada, he grew up here -- I look forward to campaigning with him today," he added. Heller's imprimatur could help Rubio thread the needle with crucial pockets of the Silver State electorate....
  • NV Senator Dean Heller(amnesty pimp) endorses Marco Rubio

    02/21/2016 11:02:13 AM PST · by SteveSCH · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/21/2016 | Dean Heller
    "Marco Rubio is the next generation of conservative leadership in this country. I've become convinced that he's the candidate capable of uniting conservatives, growing our party, and beating the Democrats in November. He understands what it takes to get our economy back on track and he understands how to keep us safe. And Marco understands Nevada, he grew up here. I am proud to offer my full support and look forward to campaigning with him in Nevada today." - US Senator Dean Heller
  • Congress Passes Long-Term Highway Bill Including Heller’s I-11 Extension

    02/02/2016 1:10:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    KOLO News Now 8 ABC ^ | December 3, 2015 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support. The bill was approved 359 to 65 in the House, and 83 to 16 in the Senate. The bill now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.
  • Karl Rove moves to bankroll Ben Carson

    11/28/2015 12:56:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/15 | RUDY TAKALA
    Republican strategist Karl Rove may be moving to help bankroll Ben Carson in the presidential race. Reports say Rove helped to set up a meeting between Carson's campaign and billionaire Steve Wynn, but additional details were not immediately clear. Wynn, who owns casinos and hotels across the country, has contributed a combined $30,000 to political action committees associated with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in this election cycle. Ben Carson presently ranks fourth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings. Wynn is munificent when it comes to campaign contributions, and he rarely discriminates between parties. Federal Election Commission filings indicate Wynn...
  • ‘Sanctuary cities’ divide GOP (Jeff Flake, Mike Lee, Dean Heller attempting to derail bill)

    10/11/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jordain Carney
    A battle over “sanctuary cities” is dividing Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up legislation that would crack down on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law. But its unclear whether the bill can get through the Senate — and not just because of opposition from Democrats. In addition to limiting federal money for sanctuary cities, Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) bill would increase the amount of prison time an undocumented immigrant could serve if they re-enter the United States after having previously been deported. Conservatives like his plan, but it has drawn opposition from Sens. Jeff...
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • U.S. senators visit Cuba, hope Congress will ease restrictions

    06/27/2015 12:54:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2015 | Daniel Trotta
    Three visiting U.S. senators said on Saturday they hoped Congress would support President Barack Obama's opening toward Cuba, including lifting a ban on U.S. citizens traveling to the Communist-run island. Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Ben Cardin of Maryland joined Republican Dean Heller of Nevada on a trip to Cuba where they met First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and ordinary Cubans.
  • Sandoval says he won’t run for Reid’s US Senate seat

    06/09/2015 8:05:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Tuesday he will not run for Harry Reid’s U.S. Senate seat. Sandoval made known his intentions to remain as governor, at least for now, following the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session on June 1... “I have said many times that it is an honor and a privilege to serve as Nevada’s chief executive and that I love my job. My heart is in my responsibilities as governor and continuing to build the New Nevada. My undivided attention must be devoted to being the best governor, husband and father I can be. “For these reasons, I...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Cruz: Move America's Embassy to Israel's Capital, Jerusalem

    01/13/2015 8:01:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 13, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Ted Cruz released this statement in favor of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to that nation's capital, Jerusalem: "I am proud to join Senator Dean Heller, R-Nevada, in the introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015 that recognizes Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel and relocates the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This bill removes the President's waiver authority that has delayed this important action, and requires official government documents to reflect this recognition by identifying Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Almost fifteen years ago Congress passed the...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Harry Reid: “Something Will Happen” To Stop Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 124 replies
    Gateway and CBS ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Harry Reid told reporters the Bundy Ranch dispute is not over. “Something will happen.” ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”...
  • Heller calls for BLM hearings during appearance with Reid (Sen. Heller calls them 'Patriots')

    04/22/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    KSNV ^ | Updated: 4/18 6:26 pm
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV — Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., called for Congressional hearings into the BLM’s stand-off with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. Heller requested the hearings during a joint appearance today with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” Nevada’s junior senator noted that he wants to determine “who drove” BLM policy into the tense standoff that ended Saturday. Heller said that he took issue with the BLM “coming in with a paramilitary army. It made a lot of people very uncomfortable.” “It’s obvious,” Reid noted, “the federal government can’t just walk...
  • One senator’s terrorist is another’s patriot

    04/21/2014 5:57:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 21, 2014 | Steve Sebelius
    So, are the self-styled, armed militia now camping out on the Cliven Bundy cattle ranch domestic terrorists, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says? Or are they “patriots,” as Nevada’s junior senator, Dean Heller, called them? They’re neither. First, when one thinks of domestic terrorists, one calls to mind Americans who have turned against their country and committed horrific acts of murder. Timothy McVeigh, who drove the truck bomb that destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, for example. Or Unibomber Ted Kaczynski, who hand-delivered or sent bombs through the mail for nearly 20 years before being arrested in...
  • 60 Plus Launches Major Ad Campaign Against Senators Supporting Obamacare for Mortgages

    04/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 31, 2014 | PR Newswire
    The 60 Plus Association today released TV and radio advertisements in seven states targeting Senate Banking Committee Members who are sponsoring recently introduced legislation that will allow the government to take over the mortgage industry in an action 'disturbingly similar' to Obamacare. 60 Plus targeted three Democrat and four Republican U.S. Senators supporting this government take-over, including Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Dean Heller (R-NV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jerry Moran (R-KS).
  • ‘Expect To See A Band Of Soldiers’: Militia Members Arrive At Nevada Ranch

    04/10/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 393 replies
    CBS Las Vegas ^ | 4-10-2014 | Unknown to me
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that two militia members from Montana and one from Utah have arrived at Cliven Bundy’s ranch. “We need to be the barrier between the oppressed and the tyrants,” Ryan Payne of the West Mountain Rangers told the Review-Journal. “Expect to see a band of soldiers.” Payne said that militias from New Hampshire, Texas and Florida are likely to join and stand with Bundy and stay at his ranch. “They all tell me they are in the process of mobilizing as we speak,” Payne told the Review-Journal, adding that hundreds of militia members are expected. The...
  • GOP gets O-Care angst (Establishment Republican strategists: Stop criticizing Obamacare so much)

    04/02/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Anxious Senate Republicans are worried party leaders are focusing too much this election year on ObamaCare and not enough on jobs and the economy. The concern among GOP centrists comes as President Obama and congressional Democrats are crowing about a surge in late enrollments and claiming the political winds are shifting around the Affordable Care Act. A growing rift in the GOP was exposed when a group of Senate Republicans recently struck a bipartisan deal to extend unemployment benefits. Neither Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) nor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) embraced the agreement. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who spearheaded...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 ( – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • UPDATE: Heller 'No' on Gun Control; Biden claims 58 Votes

    04/16/2013 3:20:53 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 32 replies
    Dean Heller ^ | Dean Heller
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement in opposition to the Manchin-Toomey amendment to S. 649. “When it comes to national policy choices on issues such as Constitutional liberties, gun violence and public safety, the stakes could not be higher. The enormity of this issue has weighed heavily on me. While I was home this past weekend, my family and I ate at the Carson IHOP where four people lost their lives and several were injured. The survivors of that senseless shooting in the morning hours of September 6, 2011, deserve this debate. “I...
  • 21 NRA ‘A’-Rated Senators Part Of 68-31 Vote To Defeat Filibuster Of Background Check Bill

    04/11/2013 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 112 replies ^ | 4/11/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    The Republican plan to block debate on Senate Bill 649, which requires background checks on almost all gun purchases and transfers, failed spectacularly Thursday morning when sixteen Republican Senators joined almost all of the Democrats to vote in favor opening debate on the bill. Among those voting to defeat the filibuster were 9 Democrats with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, and 12 A-rated Republicans (out of 16 Republican “ayes”). Two Democrats, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), joined the majority of Republican Senators who tried to prevent debate, much less a vote, on the bill....
  • Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest. Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority...
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 42%, Berkley (D) 41% (Rasmussen)

    09/20/2012 6:06:46 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 15 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Nevada’s U.S. Senate race is now a virtual tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters finds incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 42% support, while his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, gets 41% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and a sizable 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is a marked change from July when Heller posted a 51% to 42% lead over Berkley. The Republican has generally had the lead throughout the year. Nevada now moves from Safe Republican to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports...
  • Ethics probe could deal losing hand to Nevada Democrat

    08/07/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    Harry Reid's future as U.S. Senate majority leader may hinge on whether fellow Nevada Democrat Shelley Berkley can survive an ethics probe involving her kidney doctor husband's businesses. The House of Representatives Ethics Committee announced in July it was investigating Berkley, a seven-term congresswoman, over whether some of her actions as a legislator were meant to benefit her husband financially. The news comes at a bad time for Berkley, who is locked in one of the country's closest Senate races against Dean Heller, even before news of the ethics probe. Polls since have shown her trailing the Republican ahead of...
  • Nevada Senate Race: Repub Sen. Heller vs Dem Rep Shelley Berkley - Berkley Terrified of Pelosi

    07/25/2012 10:29:40 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 11 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-24-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The Nevada U.S. Senate race is one of the most important in the general election. It is critical that we hold the seat, and there are good reasons for conservatives to get behind Senator Heller. Incumbent Nevada Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) is challenged by Democrat Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV). Berkley won the seat in the House when Rep. John Ensign moved from the House to the Senate. When Senator Ensign resigned, Heller was a Nevada U.S. Congressman. In May 2011 he was appointed to Ensign's Senate seat. While Heller has been in the Senate for only a short while, his...
  • Obama to nominate nuclear official that Reid accused of lying (Dingy is a bully?)

    04/19/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Obama to nominate nuclear official that Reid accused of lyingBy Andrew Restuccia - 04/19/12 02:30 PM ET President Obama’s decision to re-nominate Republican Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts him at odds with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a vocal critic of the nuclear official. Reid stressed his opposition to Svinicki's re-nomination at a press conference Thursday and did not say whether he'd allow a floor vote on the nomination. "[T]hat's why we have a Congress, and there'll be hearings held, and we'll approach that when we have to. That's just not right now," he said, pointing...
  • Senate Republicans call on House to pass payroll tax extension (RINOS)

    12/19/2011 1:10:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19,2011 | Daniel Strauss
    A trio of Senate Republicans on Monday strongly urged House Republicans to embrace the payroll tax cut extension bill passed in the Senate over the weekend. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) joined Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in calling for the House GOP to back the two-month extension, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 89-10 on Saturday. All three senators are up for reelection in 2012. "There is no question we need to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance for the entire year," Heller said in a statement. "The American people deserve...
  • Reid Statement on Swearing-In of Senator Dean Heller

    05/09/2011 6:41:47 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 2 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | May 9, 2011 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the swearing-in of Dean Heller as the junior senator from the state of Nevada. “I welcome Dean Heller to the United States Senate.  As Dean transitions from representing a single district to the entire state, I look forward to working with him to make the tough choices that will help our state and our citizens recover.”
  • Top Democrat Marshall Enters Nevada Special Election

    05/04/2011 7:18:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 4, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Nevada state Treasurer Kate Marshall (D) announced Wednesday she is running in the 2nd district special election. “Nevadans deserve a voice in Congress that will fight for middle class families, and that’s what I intend to do. I’ll work every day to create jobs in northern Nevada and win the fight to control runaway spending in Washington,” Marshall said in a statement. Marshall has Democratic company in the free-for-all contest to replace Rep. Dean Heller (R), who is expected to resign his seat in the coming days and then be sworn in Monday to fill the remaining term of former...
  • Angle to run in Nevada special US House election

    04/29/2011 12:38:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 41 replies · 1+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/29/11 | CRISTINA SILVA, Associated Press
    Tea party favorite Sharron Angle says she is running as a Republican in Nevada's first-of-its-kind special election to replace U.S. Rep. Dean Heller. Angle told supporters Friday she needs to raise $150,000 immediately to win the seat. Heller is heading to the Senate . . .
  • Sandoval Names Heller to US Senate

    04/27/2011 1:37:11 PM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    AP via WNCT ^ | 4/27/2011 | SANDRA CHEREB, AP
    CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Republican Rep. Dean Heller to replace John Ensign in the U.S. Senate. The appointment announced Wednesday sets in motion a political scramble on how Heller's seat in the House will be filled. State law says a special election must be held within 180 days of a vacancy.
  • Constituents Focus On Health Care Despite Obama's Attempt To Redirect To CIA Matters

    08/25/2009 8:30:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies · 632+ views ^ | 8/25/09 | Kimberly Dvorak
    In a veiled attempt to change the country's talking points, the White House decided to announce that a special prosecutor would be named to investigate a dozen CIA interrogations during the Bush administration. Political pundits say this is just another ploy to change the topic from health care... Many questions remain direct and focused on health care issues. A biggie is, "Will the health care reform bill include coverage for those in this country illegally? The president continues to say absolutely not. However, there have been many attempts to add safety measures to ensure illegal aliens do not receive care...
  • Obama's Misleading Statements On Health Care For Illegals

    08/22/2009 9:52:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies · 1,519+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/22/09 | Rick Moran
    This is part and parcel of the White House strategy on selling health care reform: ask people to put blinders on so that the intended/unintended effects of his health care reforms are ignored. Case in point: every one with an ounce of intelligence can see that Obama's proposals for reform will include health care for illegal aliens - even though it is not specifically written into any proposed bill. It will simply be the consequence of a government takeover of health care. Here's Obama yesterday on the Michael Smerconish radio show: "This has been an example of just pure misinformation...
  • GOP’s Top Choice to Challenge Harry Reid Decides He Won’t Run

    08/12/2009 3:35:24 AM PDT · by Man50D · 41 replies · 1,574+ views ^ | August 12, 2009 | Kevin Freking
    The GOP's top choice to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid next year has told party officials he's decided against a run for the Senate. Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., called Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, to say he had ruled out a Senate run, Amber Wilkerson, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said Tuesday. Heller will seek to retain what officials consider to be a safe seat representing a largely Republican district. Heller told a Reno radio station that he was worried about missing time with his four children. "There are going to be those who say I...
  • Politicians, Heal Thyselves!

    07/24/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1,023+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | July 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSENISS DAILY Staff
    Health Reform: If Democrats in Washington think their health care reform with a public option is a good thing, why have they exempted themselves from it? Why isn't what's good for their constituents good for them?During ABC's June 24 infomercial for government-run health care broadcast from the White House, President Obama was asked if he and his family would abide by the restrictions and limitations that came with his proposed reforms. In what Ed Morrissey at called "Obama's Michael Dukakis moment," President Obama refused to make such a pledge and confessed that if "it's my family member, if it's...
  • Video: Straight talk on Nevada's budget situation

    05/20/2009 1:53:01 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 2 replies · 451+ views
    Write on Nevada ^ | May 20, 2009 | Victor Joecks
    Click here to watch the videoTalk on Nevada host Andy Matthews interviews Geoffrey Lawrence, NPRI's fiscal policy analyst, on Nevada's budget situation. Geoffrey is the author of Nevada's Freedom Budget: 2009-2011, which would fund priorities, eliminate waste and save Nevada over $1.7 billion compared to the legislature's budget. Andy and Geoffrey also talk about legislature's proposed job-killing, record-setting, billion dollar tax increase,
  • Heller ekes out a win in Nevada's 2nd District GOP race

    08/16/2006 4:19:20 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 430+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 16, 2006 | Erica Werner
    Secretary of State Dean Heller barely defeated state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle in a hotly contested GOP primary battle for Nevada's sprawling 2nd Congressional District seat that stretched into the early morning hours Wednesday. With all but a handful of votes tallied, Heller had 24,771 votes, or 36 percent. Angle had 24,334 votes, or 35 percent - 427 less. Former Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons, wife of incumbent GOP Rep. Jim Gibbons, had 17,320 votes, or 25 percent.
  • Nevada's U.S. Sen. Reid raises $6.2 million for re-election bid

    01/31/2004 11:16:19 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 23 replies · 1,342+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Jan. 30, 2004 | AP
    Nevada's U.S. Sen. Reid raises $6.2 million for re-election bid CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has raised $6.2 million for his re-election bid, $1 million more than he collected during his entire 1998 campaign. Reid, the Senate's assistant minority leader, announced his fund-raising total in filing his year-end financial disclosure statement with the Federal Election Commission. The total includes about $4.4 million from individual donors and the rest from political action committees. The 2003 report shows Reid raised $1.1 million in the last three months of the year and now has $4.3 million cash on hand....
  • Democratic national chairman says party targeting Nevada

    01/23/2004 8:25:59 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 5 replies · 1,198+ views
    Las Vegas Sun (ASSOCIATED PRESS) ^ | January 22, 2004 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said Thursday that Nevada's five electoral votes are key to a Democratic presidential win and the party hopes to take back the state this year. "We feel very competitive that we can win out there in Nevada, it's a very good state for us," DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe told Nevada reporters in a conference call. "It obviously is a key, key state to the party. We need the Electoral College votes," he said. President Bush beat Al Gore in Nevada 49.5 percent to 45.9 percent in 2000, and Republicans edge...
  • Nevada voters close to 1 million for 2004 election

    01/22/2004 1:17:06 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 18 replies · 1,917+ views
    Reno Gazette-Journal ^ | 1/21/2004 | Associated Press
    <p>Nevada’s voter registration increased to 912,346 in December, continuing a climb toward the 1 million mark, Secretary of State Dean Heller said Wednesday.</p> <p>The latest totals show there are 376,386 registered Republicans and 367,943 registered Democrats, a difference of 8,443. There are 139,475 nonpartisans; 17,707 Independent Americans; 5,204 Libertarians; 2,710 Greens; 976 Natural Laws; 196 Reform Party members; and 1,749 “others.”</p>
  • Wanted: Someone, anyone to run against U.S. Sen. Harry Reid for Senate.

    09/01/2003 1:17:07 PM PDT · by Pubbie · 23 replies · 380+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | August 26, 2003 | Steve Sebelius
    Wanted: Someone, anyone to run against U.S. Sen. Harry Reid for Senate in 2004. Must be a Republican, preferably rich and willing to spend his or her own money, maybe lots of it. The Nevada Republican Party hasn't yet gotten to that point, but with Monday's formal announcement by U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons that he won't challenge Reid for the senior senator's seat next year, the party has to find someone soon for the job. Who knows? If the candidate has enough gravitas, he may get a nice ride on Air Force One. That Gibbons passed on the race was...