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Nevada’s outgoing Republican Senator, Dean Heller, says improving veteran’s issues as well as passing the 2017 tax overhaul were among his major accomplishments during his tenure in Congress.

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The results of the race for Nevada’s open U.S. Senate seat will reach beyond the state itself. That’s why many big names in politics are traveling to the Silver State to campaign on the behalf of candidates Dean Heller and Jacky Rosen. KUNR’s Bree Zender explains. 

With two weeks until the 2018 midterm election, KUNR has not yet been able to schedule interviews with some of the most prominent members of the GOP running for office. KUNR News Director Michelle Billman sat down with Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to talk about some of the Republican candidates and where they stand on the issues.

Republican Senator Dean Heller and Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen traded barbs in their first and only debate. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports health care took center stage.

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Nevada's U.S. Senate race has been among the most closely watched contests in the country this election cycle, with incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller facing a tough challenge from Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. And, while the two candidates have traded barbs over nearly every major issue, nothing has sparked more debate than perhaps healthcare.

Nevada's U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched election in the nation. To break down the race between incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller and his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, KUNR's News Director Michelle Billman sat down with our Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger.

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Early voting in Nevada is underway, and political candidates are doing whatever they can to appeal to voters in the waning days of the election. And this weekend, the Republicans called out the big guns to stump on their behalf –President Donald Trump. As KUNR’s Paul Boger reports, the president held a rally in the heart of conservative Nevada, Elko, to bolster support ahead of the general.

Quote:"If you were watching the debate for a lesson in civility, I think you would have had more luck watching a boxing match."
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Polling in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race has been neck and neck for months with any advantage well within the margin of error. And last Friday, the top contenders for the position sparred over the biggest issues in that race. To talk about the debate between Jacky Rosen and Dean Heller,  KUNR’s Bree Zender spoke to Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger to get the breakdown.

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The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, united Republicans nationwide. In the last election, many GOP candidates promised to dismantle it. But that turned out to be a struggle and Democrats have now taken on health care as their key issue to drive out the vote this midterm. KUNR's Anh Gray has more.

The 2018 Midterms are just 30 days away, and office-seekers in Nevada are crisscrossing the state working to drum up support ahead of the November election.

KUNR's Paul Boger sat down with Professor Lokken and has this report. 

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Nevada’s U.S. Senators are sharing opposing opinions on the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Conservatives from across the state and country descended on Northern Nevada this weekend to participate in attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt’s 4th annual Basque Fry. The event has become a proverbial who’s who for Nevada Republicans, serving as a way to both rally the base and raise some much-needed cash ahead of the election. 

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New comments from Senator Dean Heller seem to imply the U.S. Supreme Court could have a vacancy as soon as this summer.

In a Q and A with the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Las Vegas last week, Heller made a number of bold claims. Among them, a prediction that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire by early summer.

"That being the case, the Republicans are going to have an opportunity to put another supreme court justice in place, which I'm hoping will get our base motivated because right now they're not motivated."

 

Nevada’s Republican Senator Dean Heller may be in the political fight for his life. Political pundits have named him one of the most vulnerable members of Congress, and now he faces a challenge from within his own party. Our News Director Michelle Billman sat down with our political reporter Paul Boger to get the latest on Senator Heller’s reelection campaign. 

 

Paul, let’s start off with why we’re speaking to each other instead of airing an interview with Senator Heller.

 

Political pundits from across the country have named Senator Dean Heller as one of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress. And before he can even think about campaigning in a general election, he first has to make it past the primary where he’s facing opposition from the right. Reno Public Radio sat down with Heller’s challenger, Danny Tarkanian, to find out why he’s running against the incumbent.

Why run for this? Why challenge a sitting Republican?

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