Se­na­tor’s of­fice in­curs break-in; threat cited

The Buffalo News - - NATIONAL NEWS -

LAS VE­GAS – There was a break-in over the week­end at the lo­cal of­fice of Sen. Dean A. Heller, R-Nev., a Repub­li­can se­na­tor who could be a crit­i­cal swing vote on the GOP health care bill.

The Las Ve­gas Metropoli­tan De­part­ment con­firmed a breakin oc­curred Satur­day morn­ing at Heller’s of­fice in south­west Las Ve­gas, the Las Ve­gas Re­view-Jour­nal re­ported.

A “threat­en­ing note” was also left at the of­fice af­ter the break-in, ac­cord­ing to 8 News Now, based on an anony­mous source.

Heller has been un­der tremen­dous pres­sure from both the left and the right on his vote on the health care bill. Repub­li­can law­mak­ers have been stead­fast for years in their prom­ise to “re­peal and re­place” the Af­ford­able Care Act, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s sig­na­ture law – a pledge that Pres­i­dent Trump fre­quently in­voked on the cam­paign trail.

How­ever, as the Wash­ing­ton Post’s David Weigel pointed out, Heller is the only Se­nate Repub­li­can fac­ing re-elec­tion in 2018 in a state won by Demo­cratic can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton last year.

Heller’s unique po­si­tion has made him the fo­cus of sev­eral ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paigns try­ing to lobby for his vote.

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