Pence to raise money for Heller in Nevada

Pence to raise money for Heller in Nevada
© Greg Nash

Vice President Pence is scheduled to travel to Las Vegas next week to boost support for Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Defiant Trump meets with House GOP amid border blowback MORE (R-Nev.), who is facing a tough reelection campaign.

Politico reported Wednesday that Pence will attend an April 13 fundraiser for Heller. The event costs $1,000 to attend and $10,000 for a photo reception. 

Pence has spent the past several weeks attending events around the country to tout the GOP tax-cut legislation passed late last year, and to back Republican candidates heading into what is expected to be a difficult midterm season.

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He has recently made stops in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Kentucky to support Republican candidates.

Heller avoided a tough primary when Danny Tarkanian announced he would run for a House seat after President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over 'womp womp' remark Sessions says FBI agent Peter Strzok no longer has his security clearance MORE urged him not to challenge Heller for Senate.

Tarkanian instead will run for the House seat vacated by Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenTrump to attend fundraiser for Heller Dems seek to seize on data privacy as midterm issue Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary MORE (D-Nev.), who is running to unseat Heller.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the Nevada senate race as a toss-up.