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HomeNewsElectionsDanny Tarkanian Ends Primary Challenge to Dean Heller, Will Run in 3rd Congressional District

Danny Tarkanian Ends Primary Challenge to Dean Heller, Will Run in 3rd Congressional District

Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev., on April 26, 2016. (Photo: AP)
Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev., on April 26, 2016. (Photo: AP)

Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev., on April 26, 2016. (Photo: AP)

Nevada businessman Danny Tarkanian has ended his primary challenge against unpopular incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller. The commercial real estate developer from Las Vegas announced he will instead run for the 3rd Congressional District.

“.@POTUS is adamant that a unified GOP ticket in Nevada is the best direction for the America First movement,” he tweeted. “Thank you Mr. President for your full support & endorsement, I’m filing to run again in CD3 with the firm belief that we will finish what we started in 2016 & win in 2018.”

Unlike the Senator Heller, Mr. Tarkanian has been a solid and staunch supporter of President Trump and the base would’ve rewarded him for it. Polls showed the incumbent trailing the Trump-aligned challenger in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Loyal perhaps to a fault, Mr. Tarkanian’s decision came at the request of President Trump.

“It would be great for the Republican Party of Nevada, and it’s unity if good guy Danny Tarkanian would run for Congress and Dean Heller, who is doing a really good job, could run for Senate unopposed!” he tweeted.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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