If you ask an ardent Trump supporter, Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) is a RINO who plotted to save Obamacare and otherwise serve as a minion to Democrats.
— ɳαɳ૮ყ ن (@LVNancy) August 8, 2017
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— 🇺🇸PATRIOT 24/7🇺🇸 (@TrumpTrain45Pac) August 8, 2017
If you ask ardent Left-wing Democrats, he is Donald Trump’s BFF who is trying to not only destroy Obamacare, but kill off the poor (women and minorities hardest hit, of course)… a view which had led to a man being arrested for burgling Heller’s campaign office and even threatening his life.
REMINDER: @deanheller is a loyal Trump soldier
Nevada MUST vote him out#nvsen
— Jonathan Jewel (@jonathanjewel) August 7, 2017
— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) August 8, 2017
Dean Heller, then, is like Schrödinger’s preverbal cat, being simultaneously two things at the same time.
Perhaps most telling is far-Left activists who are agreeing with hardcore Trump supporters that Dean Heller must be defeated in the U.S. Senate primary by perpetual general election loser Danny Tarkanian:
— Laura Martin (@LauraKMM) August 8, 2017
— Steve Sebelius (@SteveSebelius) August 8, 2017
Could Heller parlay this into a campaign that identifies him with an independent centrism? Perhaps, but the partisan primary electorate will be unfavorable to him. However, the Republican electorate is more distributed throughout the state, with much more strength in northern Nevada, which still has a bias against southern Nevada candidates when they have a northern Nevada alternative to vote for. So yet again Heller is both doomed and saved, and will remain so until the election, when the box lid is opened.
Update: DNC attack ads:
— Aaron Booth (@ActorAaronBooth) August 14, 2017