GOP Ex-Sen. Dean Heller Launches Bid For Nevada Gov

The Hill reports:

Former Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said Monday he will run for governor in Nevada next year, reentering politics three years after he lost his seat in a Democratic wave. In a video posted Monday, Heller cast himself as a conservative opposed to mask mandates, defunding the police and lockdowns in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“After serving Nevada in the Senate, I thought I was done with politics,” Heller says. “But look what’s happened to Nevada. We have a governor more interested in putting us out of work than putting us back to work. Las Vegas became a sanctuary city. Violent crime’s exploding. People who work for a living are scared. And I’ve had it.”

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In his campaign clip below, Heller drives a race car, hauls bales of hay, fires a pistol in the company of his children, and holds a baby. USA! USA! Heller last appeared on JMG in 2019 when Trump blamed his 2018 Senate loss on Heller having been “extraordinarily hostile” to him.