August 24, 2011

Heller weighs in on Russell-Amodei connection

Senator Dean Heller, R., said he wishes Judge James Russell would've disclosed his business relationship with Republican candidate Mark Amodei before ruling on the CD-2 special election.

In an interview on the local Nevada NewsMakers TV show, Heller said:

"I was as surprised as anybody anybody else when I read that they had some business dealings together."

Heller added that Russell justified himself because he ruled on the election process rather than the candidates.

The special election for Heller's old CD-2 seat will be held on September 13 between Amodei and State Treasurer Kate Marshall.