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Republican Dean Heller Files For Re-election To US Senate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Dean Heller has filed to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, formally setting the stage for one of the country's highest-profile Senate races in the midterm elections.

Heller is considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans running for re-election in the Senate this year. His seat is the only one up for grabs in a state carried by Democrat Hillary Clinton when President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Heller filed in Las Vegas on Friday, four days after first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen formally filed to run for his seat. Rosen announced her candidacy for Heller's seat last July.

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Las Vegas Republican Danny Tarkanian also plans to challenge Heller in the GOP primary in June.