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May 24, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

A vote for Heck is a vote backward

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It appears that the Sun has decided to make a quick run to the far right with its recent endorsement of Joe Heck for Congress in the 3rd District.

I agree with Paul Freeman’s recent letter, “Heck would be a terrible choice/” I also was shocked and distressed with the Sun’s endorsement. I guess the old saying that “politics makes for strange bedfellows” is still very true.

Heck has done little to help Nevada during his brief stay in Washington; I suspect he has never met a Tea Party member whom he disliked or disagreed with. His stand against the Environmental Protection Agency and his statements about a woman’s right to choose make him unacceptable to many voters.

Heck is part of the political spectrum that believes that marching backward is what is best for this country. His views are basically views that a majority of the country endorsed during the 1950s. Of course, we’re no longer in the 1950s.

What Heck offers to the Nevada voters represents nothing that I desire, agree with or need.

Hopefully, the voters in Nevada’s 3rd District will ignore the Sun’s endorsement and not throw their vote away.

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