Tarkanian Wants to Take On Reid

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican Danny Tarkanian has launched a bid to try to unseat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., in next year's elections.

Speaking in Las Vegas on Monday, he criticized the Democrat control in Washington, D.C., saying spending on economic recovery measures will leave future generations in deep debt.

Tarkanian ran unsuccessfully in 2006 for secretary of state, losing to Democrat Ross Miller.

In 2004, he ran for the state Senate and lost to incumbent Mike Schneider, D-Las Vegas. Tarkanian sued Schneider for civil libel and slander over campaign materials. Schneider last week agreed to settle the suit for $150,000 after a jury found in Tarkanian's favor.

Tarkanian is the son of former basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

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