For Immediate Release
September 20, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Donald Trump Campaigning in Nevada
Washington, D.C. — Today, Donald Trump is traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada to hold a public rally and closed-door fundraiser for both Dean Heller and Danny Tarkanian. EMILYs List Vice President of Communications Christina Reynolds released the following statement in response:
“Dean Heller and Danny Tarkanian have shown time and again that Donald Trump pulls the strings for both of them, so it’s no surprise he’s dropping in during the final weeks of the campaign to give his puppets their marching orders. Between Heller’s infamous flip-flop on health care and Tarkanian’s admission that he opposes protections for people with pre-existing conditions, one thing is very clear — their deference to Trump comes at a steep cost for hardworking Nevada families. EMILYs List is proud to support Jacky Rosen and Susie Lee, who will always stand up for Nevadans, regardless of what’s happening in Washington.”
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