Offbeat Dean Heller, Jacky Rosen win primaries in Nevada Senate race

06:40  13 june  2018
06:40  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Dean Heller , who is doing a really good job, could run for Senate unopposed!” Tarkanian, the son of legendary college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, announced his primary challenge to Jacky Rosen , a freshman congresswoman who has the backing of Nevada ’s Democratic establishment.

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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The most closely-watched race in Nevada's primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, is not GOP Sen. Heller's re-election battle - thanks to President Donald Trump - but instead is a contentious Democratic race for governor. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. The most closely-watched race in Nevada's primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, is not GOP Sen. Heller's re-election battle - thanks to President Donald Trump - but instead is a contentious Democratic race for governor. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller cruised through a five-way Republican primary race Tuesday as he prepares for a tough re-election battle that could help swing control of the Senate.

Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election this year because he's the only one running in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

Sen. Dean Heller is Democrats’ biggest Senate target in 2018

  Sen. Dean Heller is Democrats’ biggest Senate target in 2018 Heller is the only Republican senator up for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016. He has a 2-point net approval rating, and President Donald Trump is underwater in the state. Nevada Democrats also have one big advantage: They have about 60,000 more registered voters in the state than Republicans do.Nevada voters will go to the polls on Tuesday for the state’s primary elections, setting up who will face on in November.

Voters in Nevada will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 6, 2018. The election will fill the Class 1 Senate seat held by Dean Heller (R). He was first appointed in 2011. Heller narrowly won his seat in 2012 by one percent and faces the midterm elections as the only incumbent

Heller +1. Race Analysis. Nevada is really little more than a city-state. Their candidate is candidate Jacky Rosen , who won an open seat in a swing district in 2016. Republican Senator Dean Heller narrowly won against a flawed Democratic opponent in 2012.

He's expected to have one of the closest races in the country this November against Democrat Jacky Rosen, who prevailed over five others in her primary race.

Rosen is a former computer programmer, software designer and president of a Henderson synagogue who narrowly won her House seat in 2016 after being recruited to run by former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid.

She's portrayed Heller as a flip-flopper who has cozied up to President Donald Trump.

Heller was a past critic of the president but has become closer to him in recent months and helped deliver the overhaul of the U.S. tax codes to Trump's desk in December.

In return, Trump reached into Nevada's Senate race in March and persuaded Heller's main challenger Danny Tarkanian to drop out and instead run for a U.S. House seat.

Heller says he didn't ask Trump for the favor but estimates it saved him $3 million to $5 million that he would have spent fighting off Tarkanian in the GOP primary.

He's portrayed Rosen as an ineffective newcomer tied to polarizing figures like Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Trump to Raise Money for Vulnerable Heller in Nevada .
In attempts to bolster a vulnerable Senate seat, President Donald Trump will headline a fundraising event Saturday for incumbent Nevada Republican Dean Heller. Tickets run at $15,000 per couple for a photo reception and $50,000 to be seated at a private roundtable with the president.Heller, rated the most vulnerable Senate incumbent, faces Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen in the November general election.Continuing his record of an active role in Nevada GOP politics, the president is also expected to make an appearance at the Nevada Republican Party’s state convention.

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