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On Campaign Trail, Heck Talks Issues, Not Trump

Julia Ritchey

The race for Nevada's U.S. Senate seat between Representative Joe Heck and former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is intensifying. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey caught up with Heck over the weekend during a campaign stop in Gardnerville. 

  Heck says he's not worried about his Democratic opponent's attempts to tether him to Donald Trump. He thinks Nevadans are more worried about state and local issues.

"They're not questioning me about what the presidential race is, they want to know what I'm going to be able to do for them here in Nevada," said Heck. 

Masto argues Heck's support for Trump shows he has put his party ahead of the state’s interests.

Both candidates are currently working out a debate schedule that would likely include English and Spanish-televised events in both southern and Northern Nevada.

While Heck campaigned at the GOP Basque Fry, Masto spoke on Friday to the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association and Latin Chamber of Commerce. She'll also appear on Monday with vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine in Las Vegas. 

Julia Ritchey is a former reporter at KUNR Public Radio.
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