Horsford, Tarkanian Clash During Vegas PBS Debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Accusations of campaign untruths and distortions dominated a taped debate between Democratic state Sen. Steven Horsford and Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian just 26 days before voters decide who'll represent Nevada's sprawling new 4th congressional district.

Nearly each time the Vegas PBS camera turned to Tarkanian on Thursday, he accused Horsford of misrepresenting his positions on issues including immigration, abortion, economic policies and Social Security.

Horsford, in return, accused Tarkanian of "not being very clear or honest."

Horsford noted that Tarkanian lost previous bids for state and federal office, and turned a question about military policies on gay service members into an attack on Tarkanian for a $17 million federal court judgment in a real estate business deal.

The debate airs statewide on PBS stations Thursday evening.


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