(Karri Bragg) – Immediately following Johnny Chachas announcement Thursday morning that he is officially throwing his hat in the ring for Harry Reid’s U.S. Senate seat, Chuck Kozak fired back at his out-of-town opponent, comparing Chachas to none other than Hillary Clinton.
In Kozak’s response to the official announcement, he criticized Chachas of acting like Hillary Clinton by “shopping for a state from which to run for Senate.”
Chachas, an investment banker residing full time in New York, has weathered a few criticisms from those in the GOP for entering the race despite the fact that he’s hardly stepped foot in Nevada since living in Ely as a child.
Kozak, a former marine and Reno attorney, didn’t bite his tongue about his feelings for his opponent:
“The voters of Nevada cannot be bought. The Republican senate race is not for sale to the highest Wall Street bidder.”
Kozak and Chachas join a long list of candidates in the Republican primary, though both have been called “long shots” by the GOP. Others include former Nevada GOP chair Sue Lowden, son of UNLV’s legendary basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, Danny, and former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle.
When asked about the viability of Chuck Kozak or John Chachas in the primary, a political insider said, “Let’s face it. They are both B list candidates. But it sure is fun to watch them fight.”