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Heller Survives



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Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, an incumbent Republican, held onto his seat by a narrow margin after a rough-and-tumble race against Democratic congresswoman Shelley Berkley. Berkley, who has had ethics allegations raised against her in the past, won voter-rich Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, but struggled elsewhere in the state. “The difference,” the Las Vegas Sun writes, “was starkest in swing-district Washoe County, where Berkley was running 20,000 votes behind Obama, a difference of about 12 percentage points.” Heller, a former congressman, was appointed to the Senate last year after Senator John Ensign resigned.



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