Freshman Rep. Jacky Rosen’s (D-Henderson) imminent run for the Senate is again bringing former candidate Danny Tarkanian (R) back into the political limelight. Mr. Tarkanian, the son of the late Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian who built his professional resume at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is a perennial candidate who lost an open seat campaign to Ms. Rosen by a percentage point last year even with President Trump carrying the district.
While there is speculation that Tarkanian may challenge Sen. Dean Heller in the Republican primary, the former candidate made more recent statements suggesting that he will likely return to what will be an open 3rd District. Another Tarkanian candidacy is not what the Republican leadership desires. He has run for state Senate, Secretary of State, US Senate, and congressional districts 4 and 3, all since 2004, and lost every general election each time he has advanced through the primary.
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