Sandoval, Tarkanian share thoughts on Trump State of the Union


Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian are among some of the state's politicians who shared their thoughts on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

Sandoval was muted in his reaction, noting that President Trump spoke about different subjects, including infrastructure and foreign policy.

Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell said he was interested in hearing about infrastructure, saying cities have issues along with the state and federal governments.

Tarkanian, a Republican who is running against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller for U.S. Senate, said the speech was an opportunity for the president to highlight record stock market gains and high consumer confidence.

Heller and fellow U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, both released statements following the State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Heller applauded Trump, saying the president's proposals for infrastructure and foreign policy would "put Nevada - and America - first." Cortez Masto said Trump has "failed to deliver" on previous promises, however, including on DACA recipients.

U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, is also running for Heller's Senate seat. She said that while she welcomed the president's interest in infrastructure reform, she would wait to see if "whether this too will become a partisan issue."

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