October 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - It was a testy first debate for two candidates running for Nevada's newest congressional seat.
Democrat Steven Horsford and Republican Danny Tarkanian faced off Thursday night on political commentator Jon Ralston's TV show, "Ralston Reports."
Tarkanian slammed Horsford for proposing a tax increase while Horsford served as state senate majority leader.
Horsford invoked his latest attack ad tying Tarkanian to the tea party by calling his opponent a "self-proclaimed crazy radical."
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports both candidates sidestepped direct questions from Ralston on their policy plans.
The debate is the first of three scheduled in the race for Congressional District 4, which stretches across Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye and White Pine counties.
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