Pence to raise money for Heller in Nevada

Pence to raise money for Heller in Nevada
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Vice President Pence is scheduled to travel to Las Vegas next week to boost support for Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerHeller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November McConnell suggests he could hold Senate in session through October The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh, accuser say they’re prepared to testify 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.


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 TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE urged him not to challenge Heller for Senate.

Tarkanian instead will run for the House seat vacated by Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenHeller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada GOP senator sees 'little hiccup' in Kavanaugh confirmation 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.