CARSON CITY – The Danny Tarkanian for Congress campaign says a complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission by the Nevada State Democratic Party is inaccurate and an effort to distract voters from their own failures.
“At a time when Nevadans are suffering under the weight of 11.6 percent unemployment and the nation as a whole awaits any sign of improvement in our struggling economy, Nevada Democrats and their liberal candidate, Steven Horsford, are trying to distract voters from their own failures on the economy and jobs by lobbing patently false attacks against the surging Republican candidate for Nevada’s Congressional District 4, Danny Tarkanian,” a statement from the campaign said.
“For example, on the eve of the historic Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, Steven Horsford and Nevada Democrats are not trying to defend the merits of this overreaching and failed government program,” the statement said.
The campaign said one of the claims by the Democratic Party in the complaint, that he accepted an illegal $2,500 contribution above the legal limit from DeWayne Zinkin, is in error.
“In fact, had the Democrats paid attention to the details here, they would have seen that the contribution in question was in fact two separate donations from a father and his son,” the statement said. “It is this level of inattention from Washington Democrats that has led our economy to spiral out of control and jobs in Nevada to become harder to find – it is no wonder Steven Horsford is trying to shift attention from those facts.
“This repetitive and inaccurate line of attack is not only a symptom of Steven Horsford’s desperation and lack of faith in his own ideas, but a perfect example of why Nevada voters need, want, and prefer Danny Tarkanian to be their next Congressman,” the statement said.
Tarkanian won the June 12 Republican primary and now faces state Sen. Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, in the November general election in the new congressional district created as the result of the U.S. Census.
The Democratic Party filed its complaint on Wednesday.