Sen. Heller reveals: I voted for Trump
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Nevada Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerNevada becomes early Senate battleground Nevada governor Sisolak injured in car accident, released from hospital Democrats brace for tough election year in Nevada MORE (R) revealed to a reporter on Monday that he voted for President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth 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 ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion 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.