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GOP Sen. Heller Leads in Nev. Cliffhanger

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President Donald Trump talks with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 12:05 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Since last Thursday, pundits and pols have been talking about the latest poll of the heated Nevada Senate race.

Republican Sen. Dean Heller leads Democratic challenger and Rep. Jacky Rosen by a slim 47 to 45 percent among likely voters statewide, according to the just-completed New York Times/Siena College poll.

With Heller widely considered the second-most vulnerable Republican senator facing the voters this year (after Texas’ Ted Cruz), these latest figures came days after reports that Las Vegas-area liberal Democrat Rosen raised a whopping $7.1 million in the last quarterly reporting period — or more than double what she had raked in during the previous quarterly period.

“The [former Senate Democrat Leader Harry] Reid machine ain't dead yet,” Nevada GOP National Committeeman Joe W. Brown told Newsmax, “Strongholds remain within the unions, and the MGM and Caesars [casinos] organizations. Losing Steve Wynn has been a loss for the Republicans.” (Wynn, finance chairman of the Republican National Committee and Las Vegas hotelier, was brought down last year by sexual harassment charges).

Last week, Rosen hit hard at the embattled incumbent for supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Earlier, she had slammed Heller for his votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and for the Trump tax cut.

As the lone Republican senator in a state carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016, Heller is considered particularly vulnerable. Moreover, as Clinton was narrowly carrying the Silver State’s electoral votes two years ago, voters were electing Democratic Catherine Cortez Masto to the Senate.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Since last Thursday, pundits and pols have been talking about the latest poll of the heated Nevada Senate race.Republican Sen. Dean Heller leads Democratic challenger and Rep. Jacky Rosen by a slim 47 to 45 percent among likely voters statewide, according to the...
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