NV Congressman Dean Heller is holding his lead over challenger Jill Derby.
Heller voted against the $700 bailout bill (twice) and has consistently complained about the spendy RINO (Republicans in name only) in D.C. Heller represents our second district, which encompasses most of rural Nevada. A little history:
Heller announced his run for the House in 2005. He won the GOP primary for the seat being vacated by Jim Gibbons who was then running for governor. In the primary, Heller received 24,781 votes to Sharron Angle’s 24,353 (squeaker!) and, interestingly, to Dawn Gibbons’ (yes THAT Mrs. Gibbons) 17,328.
In the general election, Heller defeated U of NV regent and Dem candidate Jill Derby by about 5%. Although he lost Washoe County/Reno, he won in the rural areas by a margin of over 2-1 and took the election by over 12,000 votes.
Posted by E!!
on October 03, 2008
E!! sends enthusiastic kudos to Nevada Congressman Dean Heller. He voted against the bailout bill earlier this week AND voted against the dressed-up version again today.
Two thumbs down to Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley who switched her earlier “no” to a “yes.” Ditto downers to NV Senator Ensign and Rep. Porter who also voted “yes.”
See this post at Politico for a list of vote switchers in other states. The vote was 263-171.
It sickens me to think this bill was the best Congress could manage to give us after working on nothing else for over a week.
Economic expert John Lewis (D-GA) said about his ‘yes’ vote, “I have decided that the cost of doing nothing is greater than the cost of doing something.”
So comforting to know we have geniuses like Lewis looking out for us in Washington.
“I understand the impulse to obsess over the pain and potential catastrophe staring us in the face, but what if the wages of drastically altering the capitalist system that has been our engine of freedom are decidedly worse?” — Andy McCarthy
NOTE: There is nearly NO commentary about this on conservative/libertarian blogs yet. I surmise everyone has logged off and is headed to their favorite bar to drown their sorrow (and disgust).
Double Ketel One and cran, please.