Dean Heller is (still) a two-faced coward

Facing angry constituents at his first public event in over three months, Dean Heller on Monday claimed to have “no problem with federal funding” for Planned Parenthood — just days after voting for legislation targeting Planned Parenthood’s funding.

But Heller’s cowardice knows no bounds. After misrepresenting his record, Heller yesterday walked back his dishonest claim that he’s supported Planned Parenthood as soon as he was safely away from his constituents.

Despite being well-aware that no federal funding is currently used to pay for abortions, Heller stressed that “he is opposed to providing federal funding to any organization that performs abortions and is supported by taxpayers’ dollars” and “has a long record that reflects his position.”


American Bridge President Jessica Mackler statement on Heller lying to his constituents about his extreme anti-choice record:

“Dean Heller is a two-faced coward who lied to his constituents’ faces about his hardline anti-choice record of attacks on women’s healthcare access, […]

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Dean Heller Shows Why He Hates Meeting Voters

While he was speaking to the Nevada state legislature in Carson City last night, Dean Heller’s teleprompter broke down.

Without the words scrolling a foot in front of his face, Dean Heller didn’t have a clue how to give his speech. He froze.

This wasn’t during some extended technical explanation of some policy. (Heller doesn’t do that). Dean Heller was caught flat-footed talking about what a great country America is. Without his prepared remarks, he couldn’t even string a sentence together.

Instead, he stammered and stuttered — “a place …. a place ….with a …. where a Senator.”

Senator, here’s a pro tip you might learn on the campaign trail this year: bring a paper copy. But we know you’ll just keep reading whatever your staff types into the teleprompter — and keep your fingers crossed.

Check out Heller’s embarrassing inability to finish a sentence about how great America is:

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Lying and Lazy Dean Heller Stumbles Badly At His First Town Hall

After failing to hold a single town hall for months, Senator Dean Heller faced his constituents for the first time at a town hall in Reno. After his 100% record of voting for Trump’s dangerous agenda in the U.S. Senate, Nevadans had a lot of questions for their Senator — and Heller didn’t have a single good answer.

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“After hiding from his constituents for months, Senator Dean Heller caved to the pressure and held a town hall. But Heller is so completely unable to defend his record, he lied and lied for two hours, even going so far as to pretend to support Planned Parenthood two weeks after voting to block Title X funding for Planned Parenthood. When he couldn’t come up with a lie fast enough, Heller let his buddy and security blanket Rep. Mark Amodei answer the questions.”

“Last week, Heller dismissed town […]

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Dean Heller Will Probably Dodge These Five Questions

After Hiding For Months, Heller Will Finally Meet Some Voters

Dean Heller has been avoiding his constituents since Congress began, refusing to hold a town hall and even banning the press from the few events he does hold.

Now, over 3 months since Heller last held a public event, Heller has caved to the pressure and will have to meet his constituents face to face. He’ll have to answer for his laziness, his inability to advocate for Nevada, and his 100% voting record in support of Donald Trump’s agenda in the Senate.

Heller is so completely unable to defend his record, he’s going to let his buddy Rep. Mark Amodei “do all the talking.”

If Dean Heller bothers to do any homework at all before the town hall, here are five questions Heller will practice ways to duck and dodge:

1. Why did you vote to repeal the rules that would have protected our […]

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AUDIO: Heller Says Meeting Nevadans Is A Chore (That He’s Scared To Do Alone)

Talking to prospective special interest donors behind closed doors, Senator Dean Heller yesterday made it very clear how little he respects the Nevadans who elected him.

At a paid-admission luncheon, Heller dismissed the importance of meeting with his constituents — something he hasn’t done at a public event for 3 months, 9 days — and going on 22 hours. To laughter, Heller confessed to the business leaders that he’s finally decided to meet voters face to face with a town hall next Monday, quipping that it’s just “one of the boxes you have to check.”

Heller explained why he’s teaming up with his buddy Rep. Mark Amodei: “Because [Amodei] will do all the talking.”

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:“Heller is either full-on scared to face the people who elected him, or he’s completely disinterested in their concerns. It’s hard to say which is worse, and there’s a good chance […]

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The Buddy System: Dean Heller Will Tag Along at Rep. Amodei’s Town Hall, Let Him Answer the Hard Questions

After over three months without a public event, Senator Dean Heller will finally attend a single town hall on Monday, April 17.
Except it’s not Dean Heller’s town hall. He’s just guest-starring at a town hall organized by his high school buddy Rep. Mark Amodei.

And this town hall is in Amodei’s Second Congressional District — and Dean Heller has failed to commit to a public event in Nevada’s other three districts. Just as bad, Dean Heller hasn’t promoted this event at all. His website? Nothing. Facebook? Nada. Twitter? Zip.

“Dean Heller is doing the bare minimum after months of pressure from his constituents. Instead of holding his own town hall and informing Nevadans about it, he’s tagging along at one of Rep. Amodei’s regular town halls. And no one doubts this town hall will go precisely the same way as March’s Carson Chamber of Commerce event, when Rep. Amodei answered all the hard questions so […]

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Will Dean Heller Hide From Nevadans For The Next Two Weeks?

Dean Heller Hasn’t Held a Public Event in Over 3 Months

It’s been a busy 90 days in Washington, and from Republican plans to strip 400,000 Nevadans of their health care to Trump’s decision to restart the Yucca Mountain project, Nevadans have a lot of questions for Senator Dean Heller.

Starting with, where the heck are you?

Heller hasn’t held a public meeting with his constituents since this Congress began — more than 3 months ago — denying them the opportunity to share their views on Trump’s dangerous agenda.

American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp made the following statement:

“Senator Heller needs to remember he works for the people of Nevada, and break his three-month streak of hiding from the voters. Nevadans are concerned about Heller’s 100% support for Trump’s dangerous agenda, his 20+ votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and his failure to stop plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain. That’s why […]

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Dean Heller Couldn’t Be Less Effective If He Tried

Another day, another opportunity for Donald Trump to pull the rug out from under Dean Heller. Heller is a true Trump loyalist, voting 100% of the time with the guy who lost Nevada.

“Whether it’s Yucca Mountain or infrastructure, Heller has proven himself totally unable to advocate to Trump for Nevadans,” said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp.

SHOT: “I plan to push for infrastructure projects like Interstate 11 and to ensure Nevada’s veterans receive the care they deserve.” – Dean Heller on March 1

CHASER: “Initial list of proposed Trump infrastructure projects doesn’t include anything in NV” – NV Independent Reporter Riley Snyder yesterday

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Could Dean Heller Look More Weak?

“Dean Heller says he’s on Nevada’s side, but when it comes to stopping the Yucca Mountain project, it’s increasingly clear he’s completely ineffective. He wasn’t able to stop the Trump administration from including millions for Yucca in its budget, and now Energy Secretary Rick Perry is visiting Yucca Mountain in a surprise scouting trip. It’s time for Dean Heller to take serious action against this administration on behalf of the people of Nevada, or prove himself unworthy of his job,” said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karp.

Nevada Independent: Energy Secretary Perry visiting Yucca Mountain today

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5 Minutes of Relief for Dean Heller – And 20 Months of Dodging Nevadans

Dean Heller is breathing a sigh of relief right now — but that feeling will vanish when he has to explain his record to Nevadans. Dean Heller has voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act over twenty times — and thanks to this month’s debate over health care, we now know the Republican Party’s replacement: Trumpcare.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler made the following statement:

“No matter how Dean Heller tries to explain himself, he was always hell bent on stripping health care from Nevadans. This monstrosity of a bill is what he wanted when he fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell to vote over 20 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“The more the American people learn, the more they are terrified of Trumpcare. It’s now clear that Trumpcare betrays millions of vulnerable Americans that Trump and Dean Heller promised to help, kicking over 150,000 off their coverage in Nevada to […]

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