Danny Tarkanian to run for US Senate seat held by Dean Heller

Frequent candidate Danny Tarkanian said Tuesday he will challenge fellow Republican Dean Heller in the 2018 U.S. Senate primary.

In a statement announcing his candidacy, Tarkanian said Heller “turned his back on us.”

“I think Dean Heller’s changed his position on so many different votes that he’s lost so much credibility with the voters,” Tarkanian said in an interview with the Review-Journal. “He keeps breaking his promise to voters in Nevada. They feel they can’t trust him anymore.”

Heller’s campaign dismissed Tarkanian, calling him a “perennial candidate.”