(Chuck Muth) – In a Nevada Newsmakers interview broadcast on Monday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian, in so many words, admitted that two years ago he and his wife left their young children in the care of a complete stranger while they attended a political event in northern Nevada.
In addition, Tarkanian again claimed that fellow Republican opponent Sue Lowden was the “establishment” candidate while maintaining he was an independent candidate.
“Sue Lowden has the establishment people supporting her and she is the establishment candidate,” Tarkanian said. “I believe people want an independent voice, someone who is going back to Washington, D.C. and represent the people, not the party chair or the party representative like Bob List. I have the people that are going to support me.”
Here’s Danny’s problem: Neither the establishment NOR the people are supporting him
According to the most recent Mason-Dixon poll published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sunday, only 27 percent of Nevadans surveyed support Tarkanian in the Republican primary and only 39 percent support him in a head-to-head race against Democrat Sen. Harry Reid.
While it may be true that the “people want an independent voice, someone who is going back to Washington, D.C. and represent the people,” it’s also true that those same people don’t want Danny Tarkanian to be that independent voice.
Maybe it has something to do with his parenting skills?
Let’s get to that. Here’s what this is all about….
During Danny’s interview, co-host Marlene Lockhart asked about dissension in the Republican Party ranks over the crowded GOP field of candidates vying on June 9th for the right to take on Reid in November.
Lockhart: “Let me ask you just quickly about some of the controversy within the Republican Party. . . . You have the National Committeeman, former Gov. Robert List, supporting your opponent, um, you have the far right conservative, Chuck Muth, uh, takes you on almost every day on his, uh….”
Tarkanian: “I don’t even know who Chuck Muth is.”
Look, anybody who knows anything about Nevada politics knows that’s just an outright lie. Danny’s known me since he and his wife, Amy, requested a meeting with me in Washington, DC, back in 2004 to get advice on his desire to run for the U.S. Senate that year. We met and chatted for almost an hour in the lobby of the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue downtown.
Since that time and upon my return to Nevada in 2005, Danny and I have met and spoken on NUMEROUS occasions, especially during his failed 2006 campaign against Ross Miller for Secretary of State. In fact, Danny asked if he could put a yard sign up on our lawn and came over to our house in Carson City to deliver and put it up personally.
He even gave our two kids Tarkanian t-shirts to wear.
But in case there’s still any doubt whatsoever that my relationship with Danny Tarkanian goes WELL beyond that of a simple political supporter, my wife and I babysat his daughters while Danny and Amy attended a 2008 Lincoln Day dinner in Dayton, Nevada!
So the only way Danny can say “I don’t even know who Chuck Muth is” is to say he once left his precious children in the care of a complete stranger.
You see, this is what happens when you start spinning webs of deception – you find yourself telling untruths about all manner of items, including denying you know someone who you actually trusted with the care of your own children.
My God, Danny, can’t you see what these out-of-state campaign hacks have turned you into?