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Tuesday 24 of May 2022

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is The Man to Watch on Health Bill


In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, Republican from Nevada, is shown during a press conference at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas,photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP/Erik Verduzco, File
In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, Republican from Nevada, is shown during a press conference at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas,photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP/Erik Verduzco, File
Heller was already seen as the most endangered GOP incumbent senator

CARSON CITY – Health care legislation is hanging by a thread in the Senate — and no one is under more pressure than Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada.

Heller was already seen as the most endangered GOP incumbent senator. He’s the only one running for re-election in a state President Donald Trump lost.

So it’s hard to envision a tougher choice for Heller than whether to support the health care bill expected to come to a vote next week.

There are already two GOP senators opposed to the measure. That means just one more “no” vote would kill the bill outright.

Over the next several days Heller, must decide whether to defy Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by becoming that third “no.”