Statement on Danny Tarkanian Mailers Using Unauthorized Altered Photos of Boulder City’s Sara Denton

Henderson, Nev. – Recent campaign mailers from the Nevada GOP on behalf of self-proclaimed Tea Party radical Danny Tarkanian include unauthorized altered photos of 91-year-old Sara Denton of Boulder City, whose late husband was former Clark County Commissioner and civil rights advocate Ralph Denton. Sara Denton, a prominent and well-respected community activist in her own right, appeared in a recent television ad on behalf of Jacky Rosen’s campaign for Congress that highlighted Danny Tarkanian’s Tea Party plans to privatize Social Security and raise the retirement age. She was so devastated by the distortion of her image being used to attack Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen that she had to be taken to the hospital.

91-year-old Sara Denton of Boulder City issued the following statement:

“This inappropriate use of my image with fake words to try to prop up a Tea Party radical like Danny Tarkanian is beyond shameful, and I expect it to stop immediately. I am a lifelong Democrat and a proud supporter of Jacky Rosen, and this deceitful campaign mailer upset me so much when I first saw it that I had to go to the hospital. I support Jacky because I know she’s the kind of common sense community leader this district deserves to have fighting for us in Washington.

“Nevada seniors who hope their member of Congress will defend the promise of Social Security have every reason to be afraid of Danny Tarkanian. His extreme positions are unpopular and indefensible, which is why Danny has to resort to stealing a photo of me to find someone who will attack his opponent on the issue of protecting Social Security. Danny Tarkanian should apologize immediately for sending this dishonest mailer, and he must ensure that my image is not used again in support of his disgraceful campaign.”