[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/14/art.palin.0914.gi.jpg caption ="Palin's father is hitting the campaign trail."](CNN) - Watch out Harry Reid: Sarah Palin's dad is coming to Nevada.
Chuck Heath will travel from Alaska to Nevada on October 2 to spend the weekend campaigning with Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian, one of the many Republicans hoping to unseat the Senate Majority Leader next November.
The retired science teacher is scheduled to make five stops across Nevada with Tarkanian, the son of legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. He is considered to be one of the frontrunners for the GOP nomination along with Nevada GOP chairwoman Sue Lowden, if she decides to formally enter the race.
Heath certainly won't bring out the kind of crowds that showed up to see his daughter during the presidential race, but he'll likely draw some of the Republican faithful eager to catch of
glimpse of anything Palin-related.
Asked if Heath's appearance means that Palin is supporting Tarkanian in the primary, Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton told CNN that no formal endorsement has been made.
But Stapleton, via e-mail, relayed the news that Palin "loves 'Tark the Shark'" - the elder Tarkanian's nickname from his coaching days. She added that "the Governor is rooting for Senator Harry Reid's defeat."
It's not the first time Heath has hit the road to help a Republican candidate: In August, Heath traveled to his native Idaho to stump for Republican congressional candidate Vaughn Ward. Heath told the Idaho Statesman at the time that he was already planning an appearance with Tarkanian, but that he needed to delay his plans.
"He wanted to do it right away, but I gotta go moose hunting in September," Heath told the paper in August.
Stapleton said the two men met on the campaign trail last fall and that "the Heaths and Tarkanians obviously share love of conservative politics and sports."