Sparks Fly In Third Senate Debate
(Las Vegas, NV) — Dean Heller and Shelly Berkley sparred in their third and final debate for U.S. Senate.
The Republican incumbent accused Berkley of being one of the most corrupt members of Congress, while the Democratic challenger claimed Heller has “no credibility” on middle-class tax cuts.
Berkley defended her efforts to block a federal agency from closing Nevada’s only kidney transplant program, even though her husband is a doctor contracted with the hospital.
Heller, who also worked to save the program claims he didn’t know her husband was a kidney doctor who would benefit.
Heller also criticized his opponent for buying bank owned homes and fixing them up for resale. Berkley argued foreclosed homes, not being maintained by the banks which own them are bad for the community.
She touted her history of working to keep homeowners in their homes, while accusing Heller of not doing enough. Heller countered with details of his legislation “The Home Act” allowing owners to stay in foreclosed properties in hopes they could re-purchase from the bank.
Berkley stressed the need for responsible homeowners to be allowed mortgage modification and principal reduction.
The second part of the debate will air tonight on The Ralston Report.