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Memo: Birds of a Feather

To: Interested Parties
From: Zach Hudson, Communications Director, Nevada State Democratic Party
Subject: MEMO: BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Sharron Angle Letter Highlights the Stunning Similarities Between Her & Congressman Heck
Date: Monday, October 26, 2015

Lost amid the excitement last week from the Nevada press corps at the possibility of getting to cover another Sharron Angle Senate run is an often overlooked truth of Nevada politics: while they may have different personalities, Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle are two birds of the same feather when it comes to their positions on the issues.

Take a glance at the issues raised in the “Run Sharron Angle Run” letter:

Opposing Governor Sandoval’s bipartisan plan to increase funding for education.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Opposing Common Core.

Border security first on immigration reform.

A flatter income tax structure.

Auditing the federal reserve.

Opposing EPA regulations on water and carbon emissions.

Implementing voter ID

Jon Ralston summed it up best when he wrote, “the letter is insane.”  But what isn’t “insane” is a simple fact: Congressman Heck agrees with Angle on every one of these issues.

Congressman Heck:

Opposes Governor Sandoval’s increase in education funding.

Voted multiple times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Voted against Common Core.

Argued that border security should come before immigration reform.

Advocated for a “flatter” income tax structure.

Voted to audit the Federal Reserve.

Voted to block EPA regulations on carbon emissions and water regulations.

Cosponsored a discriminatory voter ID bill while serving in the Nevada legislature.

So – given all this, we challenge anyone reading: name an issue where Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle substantively disagree on.  We assure you that you will struggle to find one, especially in the letter Angle is using as the entire rationale for her possible Senate candidacy.

Over the coming weeks, Nevada Democrats will aggressively highlight the similarities between Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle.  Because, despite their different personalities, when it comes to the issues and how they would vote in the United States Senate, Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle are two birds of the same feather. And that’s a scary thought for Nevada families.