March 15th, 2010
12:03 PM ET
4 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. joel palmer

    If Nevada replaces Reid with son of Shark Tarkanian; they will get what they deserve; nothing

    March 15, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Jeff in Virginia

    As somebody who thinks that Ms. Palin is exceptionally dense, I find it amazing that anybody thinks it would be a good idea to trot out her FATHER.

    Where do you think that Ms. Palin received her whack-o worldview? Further, we actually have this man to blame for Ms. Palin.

    March 15, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. SY

    So it's all come down to keeping women pregnant and guns? What a misguided group of people.

    March 15, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. ray

    like father ,like daughter,,,,,,,,,,,,,,two idiots.

    March 15, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Rethuglicans = American Taliban

    People from Nevada do not care what someone from Alaska has to say. When are these rethuglicans gonna learn?! Keep Politics local!!!

    March 15, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Michael from Ventura

    Danny was a whinner when he played basketball for UNLV- his political statements sound very much the same. Too bad.

    March 15, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    We should trust his judgment because of what reason? I don't think that we should follow what he has to say solely because he is Sarah Palin's father. If the apple doesn't fall far from this tree, then I would tempted to get rid of the fruit and figure out how to get rid of the tree because the fruit is so awful.

    March 15, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  8. Steve, New York City

    While I greatly admire patriotism for our wonderful USA, the Palins are plain clueless!

    Why do elements of the extreme right seem to think it's so great to be patriotic and DOWNRIGHT CLUELESS at the same time? That actually seems to be a very bad combination!

    March 15, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. Dean

    People who lve in Alaska should mind their own business.

    March 15, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Ethan

    Nevada GOP = John Ensign Fan Club

    The Republican Party - Tarkanian, Lowden, and Palin included - thinks it is perfectly okay for a sitting U.S. Senator to:

    1) have s*x with his chief of staff's wife,
    2) bribe her with hush money, then
    3) break all kinds of criminal ethics laws trying to get your friend a job as a lobbyist.

    The Nevada Republican Party needs to answer why it HASN'T EVEN CALLED FOR ENSIGN TO RESIGN EVEN THOUGH HE IS UNDER *CRIMINAL* INVESTIGATION BY THE F.B.I.

    REPUBLICANS ARE LIARS AND CORRUPT SCAMMERS!

    March 15, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Big Ed

    If you think Sarah Palin is irrelevant (and she is), who in their right mind would listen to an irrelevant father of an irrelevant quitter?

    March 15, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. CHIPS

    You supported my daughter Sarah Palin, now please join me in supporting another strong conservative – Danny Tarkanian,"

    And she lost!

    March 15, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. Nicey

    Is there a pill we can give this woman to make her Disappear?

    March 15, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. sharon

    palin's dad?????????????????????????

    of course the timing of this......sen Reids' wife just out of the hospital...

    realy odd..........but then again, anything about palin & co is odd........

    March 15, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Al-NY,NY

    "Youins' all dun give you support to my kin, Sarah earlier. Nowins I dun needs you to do it agin, specially since sheins my wife. " Kiss it goodby Tarkanian. The kiss of death has now paid you a visit and your candidacy is done

    March 15, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  16. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Another Failin Palin. The retard doesn't fall far from the tree.

    March 15, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Onn

    Reid's going down either way, with Sarah or not. I'm afraid there is little hope. Great to see Mr. Heath get it on the action, I'm sure we'll see more of him soon!

    March 15, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. Sgt. USMC

    I think he should stick to giving Sarah tips on what kind of ammo to use.

    Palins and politics shouldn't mix.

    March 15, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  19. eli

    she wasn't hatched?!

    March 15, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  20. BB

    Perfect example as to why some people just plain and simply should not ever pro-create. These "Jerry Springer" guests type people from Wasilla are the perfect example. How long before their 15 minutes is up?
    Good God!!! The torture has gone on long enough and should be banned!!!!

    March 15, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  21. midwest liberal

    Since when was the Ice Queen of the Tundra's dad a political expert?

    March 15, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  22. rich in az

    If you say so Chuck. Haha, what a frickin joke the Palin family is.

    March 15, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  23. TangledThorns

    Read Sarah Palin's book and her Dad is a great guy. Could see why her daughter will make a superb President in 2013!!

    March 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  24. jeff jackson, alabama

    That's fine that her father openly supports
    a candidate he likes. People on this site
    continually support candidates that they like.
    That's America folks. If you don't like the
    freedoms we all enjoy in this country then
    pack up your belongings and leave.

    March 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  25. Denna

    Lucky us. The entire Palin family are glory hounds. I will never forgive John McCain, whom I once admired, for being so desperate to be president that he unleashed this woman on America by giving her legitimacy. Thanks John.

    March 15, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
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