Henderson, Nev. – Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen’s campaign for Congress is out with a new television ad this week on self-proclaimed “Tea Party radical” Danny Tarkanian. The ad, “Just Like Them,” highlights Danny’s support for extreme plans to privatize Social Security for Nevada seniors and raise the Social Security retirement age.
“Everything about Danny Tarkanian screams Tea Party radical, so it’s no surprise that’s how he describes his own political views,” said campaign manager David Furr. “In Congress, Danny would raise the retirement age for Social Security, forcing seniors who have paid into the program to wait to receive the benefits they deserve. Danny also wants to privatize Social Security, a dangerous idea that would gamble the retirement security of Nevada seniors on Wall Street. He is too extreme to represent this district.”
The Huffington Post recently spotlighted Danny Tarkanian as one of four “outrageous” GOP House candidates running for office, noting that he “sounds like Donald Trump” and “could be the next Steve King.”
Democrats hold a growing voter registration advantage in Nevada’s competitive open 3rd Congressional District, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012. The district covers Southern Nevada, including portions of Las Vegas and Henderson.