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Dear Nevada: Don’t let East Coast liberals pick your Senator

Nevada Senate candidates Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto. (Photos: David Becker/AP; Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal/AP)

Nevada Senate candidates Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto. (Photos: David Becker/AP; Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal/AP)

Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.

Nevada Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has no reservations campaigning with the most fringe elements of America’s Democratic Party. She warmly embraces the hyper-partisanship of its leaders and rubber-stamps their failed liberal policies.

While Harry Reid enlists his Washington, D.C. liberal allies to drag his handpicked candidate across the finish line, Cortez Masto continues to seek out East Coast progressive affirmation in an effort to radically transform Nevada into the liberal haven of the West. Nevadans, however, have an opportunity to shut down this Machiavellian effort by rejecting Cortez Masto.

Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren, one of the U.S. Senate’s most radical members, campaigned for Catherine Cortez Masto in Reno. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, “Warren said she wanted to turn the Senate more liberal by electing Cortez Masto…” Warren’s words should serve as a dire warning to liberty-loving, middle-of-the-road Nevadans who simply want to be left alone by government.

East Coast liberals are not afraid to interfere in Nevada’s election process. While local Nevada newspapers like the Mesquite Local News endorse Republican candidate Dr. Joe Heck, The New York Times enthusiastically backs Cortez Masto. The one question in the minds of most Nevadans: What business does a liberal East Coast publication have wading into our election? And Catherine Cortez Masto? She took to social media to ‘thank’ the New York Times. 

To add insult to injury, another East Coast politician, Bernie Sanders – a self-described socialist – also urged Nevadans to send Cortez Masto to the U.S. Senate when he campaigned for her in mid-October. Sanders tapped into his presidential campaign’s list asking his supporters to financially support the former attorney general.

But who is the most prevalent East Coast liberal this election cycle? Hillary Clinton. Reports by Real Clear Politics and The Hill indicate the FBI is moving to a “likely indictment of the Clinton Foundation.” Clinton’s reckless history did not deter Cortez Masto from enthusiastically campaigning with Clinton in Las Vegas not once, not twice, but several times.

Cortez Masto cozies up to a star-studded list of our nation’s East Coast liberals. We can look to her friends to figure out who she is. And she is not suited to be Nevada’s next U.S. Senator.

In the nation’s most critical U.S. Senate race, Nevadans can reject outside influence and elect a proven leader, Dr. Joe Heck.

Paulo Sibaja is the deputy communications director for the Joe Heck for U.S. Senate campaign. You can follow Dr. Joe Heck on Twitter @Heck4Nevada or online at or follow Paulo @PauloSibaja.

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