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Heller appears at GOP events while weighing run for governor

Then-Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at an event on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Henderson, Nev....
Then-Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at an event on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)(John Locher | AP)
Published: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:56 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller is testing out a potential run for Nevada governor next year, speaking to rural county Republicans at two events this month alongside announced candidates.

Heller, a Republican who lost his reelection in 2018, spoke at a June 12 dinner in Elko hosted by the county Republican Party along with other Republicans running for the state’s top office.

One attendee says Heller acknowledged he is considering a run for governor.

He made a similar appearance last weekend at a GOP dinner in Churchill County.

The former senator has kept a low profile since losing reelection in 2018 to Democrat Jacky Rosen. 

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