In Nevada, the Associated Press reports that Dean Heller’s campaign will continue to focus on the failed policies of embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley. Heller has said on the campaign trail that he wants to focus on issues, not attacks. True to form, he stayed silent when the House Ethics Committee announced last month that it was reviewing allegations that reportedly revolve around whether Berkley sponsored legislation or influenced federal regulators to help her husband, Dr. Larry Lehrner, who administers kidney care at University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Heller’s campaign staff also seems content to stand by and watch as Berkley fires verbal bombs. “When your opponent is burning her own house down, it might just be smarter to pull up a lawn chair and watch the spectacle than it is to go look for another match,” said Mike Slanker, Heller’s campaign strategist.
- Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that Heller continues to court Latinos in the Silver State. In recent months, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Joe Heck have met with members of a Las Vegas Hispanic group only to affirm their opposition to immigration reform policies supported by many Latino voters. … Heller has promised to meet with some Hispanic leaders to draft immigration reform legislation.