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 HellerLobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report 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 TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE urged him not to challenge Heller for Senate.

Tarkanian instead will run for the House seat vacated by Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenSenate confirms Trump's 50th circuit judge, despite 'not qualified' rating Hillicon Valley: Facebook to remove mentions of potential whistleblower's name | House Dems demand FCC action over leak of location data | Dem presses regulators to secure health care data Senators introduce bill to create 'parity' among broadband programs 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.