This weekend on KKFT 99.1 FM in Reno, conservative talk radio hosts mocked establishment Republican Senator Dean Heller for his “opportunistic” embrace of President Trump now that he has a Trump-inspired primary challenger in conservative businessman Danny Tarkanian. One host even came up with some new nicknames: “Senator Swamp Dweller Heller” and “Dean I’ll saying anything to get re-elected Heller.” Listen to the clip here.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:
“Senator Heller has managed the impressive feat of uniting Democrats, independents and his own party’s base against his re-election campaign. Conservative talk radio hosts in Nevada don’t trust Dean Heller for the same reasons no one else does: he’s a self-serving career politician who has no core values and no credibility. Whether it’s on Trump or health care, Nevadans across party lines can see right through Heller’s political gymnastics.”