Sen. Heller reveals: I voted for Trump
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Nevada Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 Progressive strategist says changing demographics will help Dems MORE (R) revealed to a reporter on Monday that he voted for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity MORE last November, ending nine months of evasiveness on whether he voted for his party's presidential nominee.

Heller told The Nevada Independent in a statement that he voted for Trump, despite his often vocal criticism of the GOP president.

“Yes, I voted for Donald Trump,” Heller texted a reporter for the news outlet.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIdentity politics and the race for the Democratic nomination O'Rourke’s strategy: Show Americans the real Beto Conservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report MORE narrowly won the state in November, winning 47.9 percent of the vote compared to Trump's 45.5 percent. Because his state went for Clinton, Heller is seen as the most vulnerable GOP senator up for reelection in 2018.


Heller is facing a primary challenge from Danny Tarkanian, a wealthy businessman and frequent candidate. Tarkanian is running on his support for Trump's agenda, including repealing ObamaCare.