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Danny Tarkanian, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate
Danny Tarkanian, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate

AIR DATE: May 7, 2010

It's a month until the primary, and the candidate races are already on fire. We're interviewing some of the top contenders on KNPR's "State of Nevada" over the next few weeks. Danny Tarkanian answers your questions about his run to unseat Senator Harry Reid, his ad supporting the Arizona immigration bill, and other issues. Got questions for Danny? Call 258-3552 or e-mail

Danny Tarkanian, Republican Senate candidate
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    How can you say that children of illegal's should not be granted citizenship? I personally know people who's parents are illegeal however they are legal themselves. They are attending college and contributing to this city. To say they should be sent back to the country of their parents origin if their parents are found to be here illegally is hurtful and disrespectful.
    AleMay 5, 2010 00:00:00 AM
    I know you strive to be fair and balanced. It was very difficult to hear how this candidate just kept repeating Republican talking points. His logic is suspect. When he keeps talking about the "government take over" of health care, he reminds me of a quote from John Kenneth Galbraith:

    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy, that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

    SusanMay 5, 2010 00:00:00 AM
    I want to know what is wrong with being a Washington Insider?

    I've never seen anybody go to Washington and get ANYTHING done without some clout.

    Somebody to go to Washington to just provide a vote should run for the House. In the Senate, we need somebody who can get something done!

    BrianMay 5, 2010 00:00:00 AM
    In basic terms Mr. Tarkanian is a legacy kid who will be receiving votes because his father won basketball games. How has he established an experiential base that qualifies him for this elite position in government.
    JosephMay 5, 2010 00:00:00 AM
    For someone who says he wants to listen to the people, he could have at least listened to the last caller. Asking if he read the law probably had more to do with the fact that the $50B comes from the companies, not tax payers. If you want to say the money the companies would contribute come from higher prices paid to the companies BY taxpayers, then EVERYTHING comes from taxpayers, including the failure.
    Brian HIghtowerMay 5, 2010 09:44:47 AM
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