|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2011
|Contact: Zach Hudson, Comm. Dir., NSDP
Las Vegas, NV – Here is a title that will make Nevadans proud of their junior Senator. Unelected Senator Dean Heller today was called a “loser” twice in one day by DC media outlets for his abysmal third quarter fundraising period. First, National Journal’s Hotline named Heller the second biggest “loser “of the third quarter fundraising period. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley raised double the amount Heller did, demonstrating that Berkley’s commitment to getting Nevadans back to work resonates stronger than Heller’s commitment to protecting the Chinese government’s unfair trade policies that are cheating Nevada workers out of their jobs.
After calling him a “loser,” Hotline proceeded to say Heller’s third quarter haul was “a disappointing showing,” as if Nevadans could be any more disappointed than they already were with a Senator who said he was proud to be the only member of Congress to vote twice for a budget plan that kills Medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies.
Then, The Washington Post’s The Fix put Heller into their quarterly winners and losers column. We don’t need to tell you which list Heller was on. The Fix noted that besides the fact Berkley raised double the amount that Heller did, Heller “already has less cash-on-hand than Berkley.”
Because Nevada Democrats strive to be as helpful as possible, here’s a friendly fundraising tip for our unelected Senator – maybe his campaign would be doing better if Heller actually started doing something to create jobs in Nevada instead of China. Yet for some reason, asking Heller to put unemployed Nevadans ahead of the Chinese government or his Big Oil campaign donors is too much to ask.
Full Hotline post here: http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2011/10/third-quarter-f-1.php
Full The Fix post here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/elizabeth-warren-ron-paul-and-supercommittee-members-big-winners-in-the-third-quarter-fundraising-wars/2011/10/17/gIQAzG66rL_blog.html