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ICYMI: Cresent Hardy Can’t Name A Single Area Where He Disagrees With Donald Trump

Most people could name a few areas where they disagree with the President – that women should not be punished for having an abortion, that children don’t belong in cages, that we shouldn’t slash Social Security and Medicare to pay for tax cuts for the richest Americans and corporations that ship jobs overseas. But in a recent interview with The Nevada Independent, Cresent Hardy couldn’t name one:

“I’m not afraid to stand up if we disagree, but I’ll support him in the direction he’s going in 90 percent of the cases right now,” he continued.

As for the other 10 percent where he disagrees with Trump?

“There [are] areas, but I don’t think they need to be discussed,”

In a district that Donald Trump lost in 2016, this is an unorthodox political strategy. But hey, this is the guy who couldn’t bring himself to condemn his former campaign advisor who is in court after allegations arose that he was holding a sex slave.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Helen Kalla released the following statement:

“Nevadans deserve an independent voice in Congress who will put their interests first – not those of their party, corporate special interests, and especially not Donald Trump. Cresent Hardy is an extremist who has shown again and again that he has no intention of working to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions for the people of Nevada.“

The Nevada Independent: Cresent Hardy excited about direction of country, bullish on his chances for Congress in Dem-heavy district

By Michelle Rindels

August 3, 2018

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But he’s got a good feeling about the race ahead of him, in spite of the 9-point Democratic registration advantage and the fact that Horsford — with support from the formidable Culinary Union — trounced four strong primary opponents.

“I believe that I’ll outwork Steven Horsford again,” Hardy said. “I’m not what you call a politically astute analyst of any of that stuff. So mine is based on all gut and heart. And I will tell you this is the first time in my life that I’m very optimistic that I’ll win the seat.”

Hardy’s 2016 loss came just weeks after he and Republican Rep. Joe Heck stood on a hay wagon in front of a campaign rally crowd and TV cameras and withdrew their support for Donald Trump. That came after news that Trump had made vulgar comments about women on a hot mic on Access Hollywood.

“I’ve said all along I would, but I will no longer support him,” Hardy said at the time. “Because I think that when we degrade that mother, wife, housewife, whatever you want to deal with, daughter — that you degrade America.”

But on Saturday, Hardy acknowledged publicly for the first time that he voted for

Trump.

“There was nobody else to vote for,” he said. Indeed, Hardy had said at the 2016 rally that Hillary Clinton “has no integrity.”

He’s also changed his tune on Trump, adding that he’s “ecstatic” about the direction some of his policies are going and thinks optimism about the economy under Republican leadership will give him an edge over Horsford.

“I’ve got to give him credit,” Hardy said about Trump. “I believe he’s the first honest person. He’s doing everything he promised he would do and … I doubted it, you know.”

“I’m not afraid to stand up if we disagree, but I’ll support him in the direction he’s going in 90 percent of the cases right now,” he continued.

As for the other 10 percent where he disagrees with Trump?

“There [are] areas, but I don’t think they need to be discussed,” he said.

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