March 15th, 2010
12:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin's dad cuts radio ad in Nevada Senate race

Sarah Palin’s father will again campaign for Nevada Republican primary candidate Danny Tarkanian.
Sarah Palin’s father will again campaign for Nevada Republican primary candidate Danny Tarkanian.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's dad is again weighing in on the Nevada Senate race – this time by starring in a new radio ad on behalf of Republican primary candidate Danny Tarkanian.

Palin's father Chuck Heath has long supported Tarkanian, one of the many Republicans hoping to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this November.

"You supported my daughter Sarah Palin, now please join me in supporting another strong conservative – Danny Tarkanian," Heath says in the state-wide ad, according to a script provided by the campaign. "Danny Tarkanian is strongly pro-life, and he will protect our Second Amendment rights. He will fight to cut taxes, slash spending, and end budget-busting pork barrel politics."

The retired science teacher who lives in Alaska made five stops across Nevada last October with Tarkanian, the son of legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. A recent Mason-Dixon poll shows Tarkanian trailing Nevada GOP chairwoman Sue Lowden by nearly 20 points. The survey also showed Lowden leading Reid by 13 points and Tarkanian leading the Senate's top Democrat by 11 points.

Palin herself has not endorsed a candidate, thought she will be on hand for a Tea Party event later this month in Reid's hometown of Searchlight, Nevada.

The primary will be held on June 8.


Filed under: 2010 • Danny Tarkanian • Nevada • Sarah Palin
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Chas

    It's all about the money ! Always was and always will be !!!

    March 15, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Kyle, Virginia

    Who cares? The Palin family's 15-minutes of fame are due to be up any minute now.

    March 15, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  3. The Other Michael in Houston

    I am not sure if I want anyone related to Sarah endorsing me.

    March 15, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. Justin Seine

    I am beginning to think that this family believes it has acidentally stumbled upon the "Goose that laid the Golden Egg" and now they are all Goose Egg farmers! Pity the poor Goose.

    March 15, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  5. MSH, Miami, FL

    I recommend a "Palintorium" - a moratorium on all things Palin, including Sarah, Todd, their parents, and their children Wingnut, Hummus and Floss.....oh, yeah, and the grandkid, too. Keep them out of the media for a few weeks, and they'll starve from the lack of publicity. Only then will they finally GO AWAY.

    Oh, and before all the Republicans and Conservatives say us Liberals are just afraid of Palin, let me say she in no way scares us. What scares us are people who actually think Sarah is qualified to be President or that anyone should care what she or her ilk thinks.

    March 15, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  6. James

    I can not believe her father was a science teacher, to bad for her he wasn't a geography teacher.

    March 15, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  7. gl, From Pittsburgh

    Sara Palin and her father is nothing but bid frauds. Sara Palin said her dad use to take the family to Canada for free Health Care what a FRAUD!

    March 15, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  8. Hope

    nope we supported John Mccain not Sarah

    March 15, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. Brink

    This is big news. Do the Palins have any pets? Who are they endorsing in this race? Please CNN, use your journalistic integrity and find out. Maybe you can scoop Fox.

    March 15, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. gl, From Pittsburgh

    if Health Care gets passed, Reid will get re-elected.

    March 15, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. chelle

    Why would anyone care about his opinion? He is a nobody....it's like me endorsing a candidate!!!!

    March 15, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Palins are like gremlins: turn on the spotlight and they multiply. If it's not the Bimbo, it's the daughter, or the almost-was-but-never-will-be son-in-law, or the baby (poor thing). Now it's the father. These people just love the spotlight. They are everywhere....causing mischief.

    March 15, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. jmv

    Next, lets ask her dog who he endorses!!!!!

    March 15, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. mike

    the whole family is getting in to the act CHUCKY needs some cash
    being a retired school teacher with no job and life to boot Palin like
    Rubio wants to keep it in the family I though the tea party idiots said
    they wanted fresh blood in the political arena its all in the family like
    the Bushs

    March 15, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  15. emma zinkiewicz

    PALIN!!! YAK!!!

    March 15, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  16. ed

    I just wonder and I know you won't answer. Can you think of a country that you would like to live in that has all the things that you support. Such as; very low taxes, very small government, high standard of living, and freedom, and liberty. Maybe you cannot have your cake and eat it too unless your rich. I 'm not.

    March 15, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. stop the nonsense

    Why would any intelligent person care what this man has to say? It's bad enough to have to listen to his daughter, but who the hell is he?
    My dog has an opinion of these guys to- treat them like a firehydrant

    March 15, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  18. Robert

    Palin-"another strong conservative"? I don't think so. Phony conservative is more like it.

    March 15, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin's father wants her to be president and he be vice president and the rest of family will be cabinet members.

    March 15, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  20. SocialismBad

    Geez, looks like the men's room attendant at the Tropicana could beat Harry Reid for the Senate seat!

    The US can't start truly recovering until that bum is thrown out of office. You can do it Nevada!!

    March 15, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  21. Republicans are Repugnant Taliban

    So lets see if we have this right, we have the father of the dumbest and most incompetent VP candidate in the history of the US stepping forward and speaking out FOR a Repugliban candidate in Nevada and the father has no experience in politics except through his dumb daughters running for office and we are supposed to take his word over who is best when he thinks his stupid daughter is competent when over 65% of the country knows she isn't? Is this truly the dumb and blind leading the dumb and blind? If it isn't then I have no idea what would be, this truly has to beg for understanding as to why people can be so gullible and ignorant to not see through stupid people like this? One has to wonder at how truly incredibly stupid the American voters are, don't you think?

    March 15, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  22. Steve

    Why is this news? Who cares about Palin, her father or family. Nevada should vote Reid out of office. He and Pelosi have destroyed the United States of America.

    March 15, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  23. Bob Dog

    I remember Jerry Tarkanian. He broke, violated, or infringed upon nearly every NCAA rule humanly possible while at Nevada-Las Vegas.

    I wonder if the son fell from the tree?

    So its no suprised the Health/Palin camp is closely tied with the Tarkanians.

    March 15, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  24. SIMP

    Why would someone, anyone want to add someone that's related to that idiot palin to their campaign? This guy must be nuts, or not really interested in winning. LOLLLLLL

    March 15, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  25. mike

    next Palin will have her son out there on fund raisers for the grand old
    party what a joke maybe I can get an autograph on a diaper

    March 15, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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