Nevada senator faces pro-Trump challenge in GOP primary. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8/8/2017)
The bid by Tarkanian, 55, who aligns himself with President Donald Trump, makes good on conservatives' threats to challenge incumbents they blame for hurting their years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law.
Tarkanian is a former professional basketball player and the son of former University of Nevada Las Vegas men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. He ran unsuccessfully for several offices in Nevada over the past decade.
The seat is currently held by Dean Heller, a Republican, although you won't find the terms 'Republican' or 'GOP' in his biography.