Campaign 2010

Apr 29, 2010

What Voters Won’t Hear From Joe Heck Tonight

Joe Heck is participating in a candidate forum in Mesquite tonight.  But here’s what you probably won’t hear from him: a straight answer on whether he would work to end the risky Wall Street behavior that brought our economy to the brink of collapse or whether he’d join with his House Republican backers and support Wall Street business as usual.

That’s because Heck’s House Conservatives’ Fund benefactors all voted against Wall Street reform.

“Joe Heck owes voters an honest answer on whether he’d support efforts to end the risky Wall Street behavior that brought our economy to the brink of collapse or whether he’d join with his House Republican backers and support Wall Street business as usual,” said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

Background

  • In March, the House Conservatives Fund announced it was endorsing Heck.  Said honorary chairman Rep. Patrick McHenry, “These people are hardcore conservatives that can win both the primary and the general election.” [CQ-Roll Call, 3/10/10]
  • In order to be considered for a contribution from the House Conservatives Fund, candidates must fill out a questionnaire and support values consistent with those espoused by the conservative Republican Study Committee. [CQ-Roll Call, 3/10/10]
  • Republicans in the House unanimously opposed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provides a new regulatory structure for the financial markets and will mitigate the risky practices of Wall Street that put our economy at risk. [H.R. 4173, #968, 12/11/09].

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