Nevada GOP Senate hopeful distances himself from Trump, Cruz

by Jonathan Swan  |  published on December 23, 2015

Rep. Joe Heck, who Republicans hope can win retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s Senate seat, is running away from two of his party’s leading presidential candidates.

Heck rejects Donald Trump’s calls to build a wall on the border with Mexico and to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

He declined to say whether he’d back Trump if the front-runner wins the nomination.

“You can’t say you’re going to, you know, take 1.6 billion people and stereotype them,” Heck said in an interview with The Hill held as Trump and other GOP candidates visited his city for their fifth presidential debate.

  • BlessedtoServe

    Well now he just cooked his goose, and will not win….another rino….they just don’t get it….

  • Chester Eberhard

    Hay little joe your move just cost you my vote. Down with rinos

  • withinsigthbutblind

    G I Joe, aw Heck, I hope you lose Joe. You pussy Rino.

  • KDC

    …and I will distance myself from this bafoon, RINO, too.

  • Thomas Goss

    This guy’s an asshole and I hope he goes nowhere.

  • John Mackey

    Another spineless Pol which is what the republican party don’t need. He needs to be put out to pasture like the traitor to his party Ryan currently speaker of the house who needs to be fired.

  • Bernie Lounds

    If you look like a duck,talk like a duck and walk like a duck ,you are a duck.There is no stereotyping that’s just another PC term to keep you from hurting someones feelings.

  • Hillaryoncrack

    Rick Harrison for Senator from Nevada.

  • VirgoVince

    And, you can ‘distance’ yourself right out of a job!!
    If you disagree with Trump, what kind of GOOD American are you?
    He’s the BEST MAN in the running and speaks for Americans!

  • Dave N.

    This is disappointing, at a time when this country needs good solid citizens of constitutional and conservative standing we get another Harry Reid who doesn’t give a rats behind for this country or the beliefs and faith that established it. All anyone can do is support a more realistic candidate and hope this guy gets to go home searching for some other type of employment.
    For the record I’m not a Trump supporter, he keeps the pot stirred up and forces the other candidates to think and react which is great, it’s exactly what we need. That being said he clearly lacks a constitutional zeal and likes to throw way to many rocks which will cost him a lot of votes. In the end we need to find someone who can beat the Clinton machine and I don’t think he can do it.
    He is fun to watch without a doubt, but we can’t afford another 4 years of Obama policies on steroids with Hillary, and that is the bigger issue.

  • Ralph H Moran

    Why call him a republican? He is just another democrat

  • Robert Early

    Who is Heck’s opponent? I’ll support him.
    What we don’t need is another RINO.

  • Terry Rushing

    Surely there is a man of conviction that will stand for closing the border and terminating muzzie immigration wo would be willing to run for the position. I don’t know what the dems are running in this race but it isn’t likely to be anything worse than this mealy-mouthed RINO. This sounds like a voting choice between twiddle-dee and twiddle-dumb.

  • SDofAZ

    Oops, looks like a rino trying for the Reid seat in Nevada. Nope, won’t do. Can’t the conservatives find a good candidate to run against this already showing his true self rino?

    This jerk sounds like Bush boy. Not another rino or a dem Nevada, please. Get someone in that seat who will vote against this liberal left crap!

  • KDC

    He won’t back any Conservative. He’s another RINO and probably is just like Harry Reid. ( good grief). EstRep. All the way…me, me, me

    • bobnstuff

      Harry has been elected in this state over and over so being like him is the way to be elected. It’s what the people want.

  • dennis w

    just another RINO…..showing it’s true colours…….

    • SDofAZ

      Should have read further. Good post, my thoughts exactly. Where are the conservative candidates when you need em.

  • jimdarnall

    Well we certainly don’t need any more illegals in this country. They are destroying our economy and the culture. As far as the Muslims go. That is like saying not to remove all of a certain food off the store shelves that have ecoli. How irresponsible would that be? Unfortunately Islamic terrorists are mostly Muslim because Islam is the Muslim religion if that is what you want to call it. How irresponsible to continue to let them in with a percentage of terrorists coming also.That has already been proven. Until there is a better proven way to separate the evil from the good it must be stopped at least temporarily.This action was approved and proven constitutional back in the early 50’s.for situations just like this. Do your homework. This man is saying it is alright to have terrorists coming in with refugees. He is a fool and is pandering to liberal ignorance. Any level of brilliant thinking has left this candidate.

    • bobnstuff

      Only one problem, the economy is doing OK, in case you have not noticed. The number of illegals is going down, not up. Very few terrorists in this country come in, most are home grown or have been here for years. Why would you hid your terrorists in with refugees when they can walk in across the northern border?.

      • jimdarnall

        Must be a liberal that can’t see the truth if it hits you in the face. The economy is not good . Nearly 1oo million people not working and housing market is still down. Obama Care is forcing the closing of businesses and people are finding they cant afford the bogus garbage. Yeow, things are just great in America. The good thing is gas has lowered. As far as terrorists, they are pouring in by the thousands as your boss Obama is forcing Syrian refugees into our country. It is already known that many are terrorists.You have apparently ignored what is going on with the fake refugees in Europe..

        • bobnstuff

          Your 100 million not working includes students and those on SS. The ACA has not shut down business’s and since most people still get their insurance through work in the real world not much has changed. I find it funny that Canada has no problems with terrorists even though they are letting refugees in by the thousands. All it took was fourteen people shoot and the conservative run around like their hairs on fire. Are you out of work? do you know anyone who can pass a drug test that’s out of work? Housing prices are coming back, maybe not to the out rages level before the bubble broke but they are up and rising. In many cities affordable housing is becoming a problem. You really need to get out into the real world and look around. If your life isn’t what you want it to be, don’t blame others, it your fault not Obama’s.

          • jimdarnall

            My life is just fine. I have been here for 70 years and have now seen the biggest percentage of unemoloyment in the history of this country with also the most free loaders off our tax dollars. Fallen way behind in education compared to other industrial nations. I could continue with fact after fact and people like you have not a clue to truth. The question is just how is your life? Are you one if the free loaders? God bless you..

          • bobnstuff

            I retired this year so I’m now part of the 100 million out of the work force. I’m one of those guy getting money from the government. Social Security. You do know when they talk about people getting money from the government they include people getting SS are in there. In fact unemployment is about where it should be, 5% is just about a balanced level for normal growth. Your so called freeloaders are mostly the very young, the very old and the working poor. If you can work you can’t get welfare for any length of time, that’s been the law for 20 years. When you got your first job the labor rate was even lower then it is today and in fact for half you life it has been. In the late 70’s and early 80’s we became a nation of two income families. As the economy improves you will see more people dropping out of the work force, Mothers can stay home with their children and us old folks can retire. In 2008 I thought I would have to keep working forever but my 401K bounced back.

            Yes we are falling behind the rest of the world in education, they value it and we don’t. They have educators running the system and we elect ours from off the street. They put money into their systems were we cut funding. Their college is free and we have the most expensive Colleges in the world.
            Is the country perfect, no is it as bad as some would have you believe, no. We just went through one of the worst economic crashes in history and it does take time to recover. I would be nice if all the government was working on fixing things but there is a dead weight in congress trying to destroy the president and in doing so is hurting the country.

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