What They’re Saying… About the Nevada GOP Primary

Just 11 days after Dean Heller “completely botched” the health care votes in the Senate, enraging voters from the right, left, and center, Heller has drawn a conservative primary opponent. The upcoming nasty and costly primary is sure to brutally damage the eventual nominee.

Take a look at just a sample of the coverage today…

NBC News: “The most endangered Republican in the Senate will now have to fend off a primary challenger before attempting to win back his seat in one of the most important contests of the 2018 midterm elections.”

Business Insider: Republican Launches Primary Challenge to One of the Most Vulnerable GOP Senators on Trump’s Favorite Morning Show

Las Vegas Review Journal: “The announcement sets up a tough GOP primary battle between Heller, considered a vulnerable incumbent who has faced recent pressure from both Democrat and Republican groups, and Tarkanian.”

“Tarkanian stressed his support for President Donald Trump…he thought the president was doing a ‘great job’ enacting conservative policies.”
– Nevada Independent

Politico: “Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country in the 2018 election, as the only one holding a seat in a state carried by Clinton last year.”

Huffington Post: “The moderate Republican has seen his approval ratings plummet in recent weeks after enduring an onslaught of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans over his flip-flopping stance on the efforts in Congress to undo the Affordable Care Act.”

New York Magazine: “There may be no politician who has emerged more badly wounded from the failed effort to repeal Obamacare than Nevada senator Dean Heller. And now he has a primary challenger to add to his mounting woes.”

The Wall Street Journal: “Sen. Dean Heller, a Nevada Republican up for re-election in 2018 who has been whipsawed by the politics of Congress’s health care debate, has drawn a conservative primary opponent promising to be a more reliable ally for President Donald Trump.”