Heller announces Senate bid
U.S. Rep. Dean Heller announced his candidacy for the open U.S. Senate in Nevada today. Heller went out of his way to highlight his opposition to the 2009 Wall Street bailout. Here's part of his announcement statement
I have long been an opponent of reckless government spending and continue to support a balanced budget. In 2008, I stood up to former President Bush, then Senator Obama, and Washington special interests and said no to the Wall Street bailout. In fact, I was the only member of the Nevada delegation to vote against the Wall Street bailout, not once but twice. My view then, just as it is now, is that debt fueled bailouts only hurts long-term economic growth and places taxpayers on the hook for the excesses of Wall Street.
NV12 Dean Heller