Dems, GOP see tight Nev. race key to Senate control

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.

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