By Michelle L. Price, AP
Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.
Heller, who has spent nearly three decades in public office, is expected to face Democrat Jacky Rosen, a first-term congresswoman, in what could be one of the closest Senate battles in November.
Heller says it will be a close election but he’ll pull it off.
Democrats, who are anticipating a “blue wave” across the country driven by opposition to President Trump, have criticized Heller as a one-time critic of Trump’s who is now tied to him.