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Danny Tarkanian backs Trump, takes anti-liberal stance in U.S. Senate run announcement

Posted at 7:56 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 10:56:51-04

Danny Tarkanian is taking yet another shot at political office and this time he's announced that he will be challenging Dean Heller in the Republican primary with hopes of getting elected to the United States Senate.

Danny Tarkanian, son of famed UNLV men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, has unsuccessful run for office five times. He's hoping the sixth time is the charm.

Tarkanian posted the following statement on his website:

“Over the past several weeks, I have been inundated with text, emails, and phone calls from people of all walks of life across the state of Nevada who are upset with Dean Heller for campaigning one way in Nevada and voting the exact opposite in Washington DC. The refrain is the same: he turned his back on us.

Today, after much thought and discussion with my family and friends, I have decided to run for the United States Senate. I am running for United States Senate because Nevada deserves a Senator who will keep his word and vote in Washington DC the same way he campaigns here in Nevada.

I am a conservative Republican who supports the policies of President Trump to repeal Obamacare and end illegal immigration. I will continue to support President Trump's policies that have led to a 20% increase in the stock market in just six months. I will join Senator Lee, Senator Cruz, and Senator Paul fighting for real reforms against the liberals in our party.

I look forward to campaigning across the state of Nevada and earning your support. It is time to take a stand. Together, we will make our state, and our country, proud.”

With rumors of Republican's growing upset with Heller's opposition to President Trump's policies, it comes as no surprise that Tarkanian will placate towards the disgruntled sector of the party.

Time will tell if this platform will be enough to give Tarkanian that elusive political victory.