Las Vegas, NV – Yesterday, Nevada Democrats launched a campaign to expose the stunning similarities between ethically-challenged Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle when it comes to their actual positions on the issues. Last week, Angle supporters published a letter that raised a litany of issues as to why Angle is considering another run for United States Senate. But what the letter failed to mention is that Congressman Heck agrees with Angle on every issue raised in the letter. Over the coming weeks, Nevada Democrats will highlight how on issue after issue, Sharron Angle and Congressman Heck are two birds of the same feather.
Today, let’s look at the key components of Nevada TEA Partiers’ education agenda: opposing Governor Sandoval’s bipartisan increase in education funding and abolishing the Department of Education. And on these two issues, Congressman Heck and Sharron Angle – you guessed it – are in complete agreement. Congressman Heck announced his opposition to Sandoval’s education increase on his first day as a Senate candidate. He has also called for eliminating the Department of Education.
“Nothing highlights the stunning similarities between Sharron Angle and ethically-challenged Congressman Heck more than their opposition to Governor Sandoval’s bipartisan increase in education funding and their plan to eliminate the Department of Education,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Sharron Angle and Congressman Heck are two birds of the same feather, and their education agenda completely fails Nevada students.”