Dean Heller (R) running for Senate in Nevada, comes out swinging
I love this. Just a few months after the 2010 elections and everything is already picking up again. The Senate races are going to be expecially exciting.
Anyway, after Sen. Ensign’s retirementseveral potential nominees are coming out the woodwork. Among them is Dean Heller, who just made it official. He really rips into Obama and congressional Democrats in his announcement letter, too.
Your past support has meant a lot me and for this reason I wanted you to be among the first to know that I am
running for the United States Senate.
It is difficult to see so many people hurting in my home state. As many of you know, I grew up in Nevada and my
wife Lynne and I have raised our family here. We see the tough choices our friends, neighbors, and family members
are making every day and I see how poor decisions in Washington are impacting their lives.
This is not the first time that Nevadans have endured tough times and it won’t be the last, but I know that there are
better days ahead.
Our strength as a state and a nation is bigger than the troubles of today. However, it is also incumbent upon us to
effect change in difficult times to create a better future.
As families across Nevada struggle to pay their bills and fight to keep their homes, Barack Obama and his beltway
allies are proposing record spending that will add to America’s job-killing debt from a stratospheric $14 trillion to a
staggering $20 trillion.
We cannot allow this to happen.
We can change the course we are on by taking action today. The choices we make can lead to big changes in our
lives and the lives of our loved ones. This is a crossroad that will not only change Nevada, but significantly change
the direction of our nation for years to come.
If we are to turn our economy around, we must remove impediments that have caused economic stagnation and the
inability of businesses to create new jobs. Not continue with business as usual.
We cannot ignore our nation’s very serious fiscal problems and continue to allow Obama’s big government job killing
agenda to continue.
I have long been an opponent of reckless government spending and continue to support a balanced budget. In
2008, I stood up to former President Bush, then Senator Obama, and Washington special interests and said no to
the Wall Street bailout. In fact, I was the only member of the Nevada delegation to vote against the Wall Street
bailout, not once but twice. My view then, just as it is now, is that debt fueled bailouts only hurts long-term economic
growth and places taxpayers on the hook for the excesses of Wall Street.
Now I want to take this fight to the United States Senate.
Read the full announcement here.