Monday, July 6, 2015

Rep. Dr. Joe Heck Running For Senile Harry Reid's Senate seat

This is good news for Nevada.
From the LVRJ: U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., on Monday became the leading GOP candidate in the 2016 race to succeed retiring Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.And while Reid won’t be on the ballot, Heck’s official announcement made it clear the former majority leader of the U.S. Senate and a force in Nevada politics for decades is still the man to beat.“As you know, Harry Reid is one of the most formidable campaigners and fundraisers, so you know his hand-picked successor is going to be well-funded,” Heck said in an email formally announcing his long-expected candidacy. “How do we beat him? By working together, and by coming out of the gate strong. I hope you’ll be one of the very first members of my senate campaign team, with a strong contribution of $500, $150, $50 or even $5.”For the record, Reid’s choice for the job is Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, a former Nevada attorney general.The Nevada race is viewed among the top battlegrounds for control of the Senate in the 2016 elections. Republicans are defending 24 of 34 seats being put before voters and they see Nevada and perhaps Colorado as their best places to pick up seats held by Democrats.Masto reacted to Heck’s announcement by declaring an emergency and warning that the “attacks are on their way.”“Everyone is texting me all at once: Congressman Heck just announced he’s running for Senate,” Masto wrote in a mass email on Monday morning. “I’m heading into an emergency finance meeting now, but I know what the team will say: We need everyone – that means you – to give $5 or more right this second.”Heck, 53, showed little interest initially in running for the Senate. But he was lobbied heavily by national Republicans after Gov. Brian Sandoval made clear he would not run.“Whether it’s serving over 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, working the nightshift as an ER doctor or fighting for Nevadans in Washington, I am proud to have spent my life helping others,” Heck said in a prepared statement. “Looking forward, I remain passionate about passing legislation that will create good paying jobs in Nevada, improving our schools, increasing access to affordable healthcare, helping our veterans and fighting human trafficking. That’s why I am running for the U.S. Senate and I humbly ask for your support.”
If Catherine Cortez-Mastro is the democrat nominee, Heck will have no problems beating her.
Heck is a medical doctor, serves in the Army Reserve and is a 1 star general so he is certainly more qualified than Cortez-Mastro, who is pretty much a life long politician and a public employee who currently is working for the University of Nevada as a vice chancellor, even though she had no experience working in a University system.  This was a gift job for her fromt he University system.
I've had my differences with Heck because he seems like he went from being a conservative to becoming a RINO, but he is still a better choice than any democrat or Republican, for that matter.
(As a side note, I did help Heck get elected in his first term by putting his name out there, starting here:  )

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