ICYMI: New Rosen ad rips Danny Tarkanian over Social Security stance, labels him ‘Tea Party radical’

Las Vegas Review-Journal: New ad rips 3rd Congressional District candidate Danny Tarkanian over Social Security stance

By Ben Botkin

Democratic candidate Jacky Rosen’s congressional campaign released a television ad Wednesday that targets GOP rival Danny Tarkanian.

The two candidates are facing off in the 3rd Congressional District for the open seat of U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., who is running for U.S. Senate.

The 31-second spot features a montage of senior citizens and workers. “The tea party Republicans in Congress want to cut Social Security,” one senior says.

“And Danny Tarkanian wants to join them,” another senior says.

A third senior adds: “He is proud to call himself a ‘tea party radical.’”

The ad cites a 2010 Review-Journal story about Tarkanian when he was a candidate seeking the GOP nomination in the U.S. Senate race. In that piece, Tarkanian had bragged that Glenn Beck, then with Fox News, had called him a “tea party radical.”

In the ad, a worker says that Tarkanian wants to “privatize Social Security.” The ad goes on to say this is “risking Social Security benefits on Wall Street” and adds that Tarkanian would raise the retirement age “just like the tea party Republicans in Congress.”


Las Vegas Sun: New Rosen ad labels Tarkanian a ‘Tea Party radical’

By Megan Messerly

Democratic congressional candidate Jacky Rosen has released a new television ad couching her opponent, Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian, as a “Tea Party radical.”

The ad features a number of people holding up signs tying Tarkanian to “Tea Party Republicans” in Congress. The ad highlights how Tarkanian has supported privatizing Social Security and suggested raising the retirement age.

“The Tea Party Republicans in Congress want to cut Social Security,” says one of the speakers in the ad.

“And Danny Tarkanian wants to join them,” another says.

Rosen and Tarkanian are in a competitive battle in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, which covers Summerlin, Henderson and the southern tip of the state.

Recent internal campaign polls have shown both Tarkanian and Rosen ahead. Republicans and Democrats have about even voter registration numbers in the district.