Nevada Congressional candidate Joe Heck

Nevada Congressional candidate Joe Heck ()

Candidate name: Joe HeckParty affiliation: Republican District: Nevada's 3rdDistrict Map: Toss up

Military experience: Army Reserve, 1991-presentOverseas experience: Iraq, 2008Service rank: Colonel (current)

Opponent: Dina Titus Military experience: noneIncumbent: Dina Titus

Heck campaign web siteTitus campaign web site

From his web site: Heck, on national security -- He will give our soldiers the tools and resources they need to perform their missions and keep our nation safe. Dr. Heck will not put “pork projects” ahead of our troops. He recognizes that we need to spend wisely and direct taxpayer money to where it makes the most difference, not on perks for Congress or wasteful projects. Today, our nation faces non-traditional threats and we must be prepared for unconventional actions. We cannot beat the terrorists who threaten our nation today with tanks and "traditional" warfare. We must ensure our military is continuously anticipating these emerging threats in order to deter them from attacking our national interests. Our armed forces must constantly evolve to prevent our adversaries from employing asymmetric tactics and must be prepared to soundly defeat them should deterrence and prevention fail.

-- Complied by Leo Shane III

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