President Trump arrives with Sen Dean Heller in Nevada on Saturday for a campaign experience. Carolyn Kaster / AP hide…
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Nevada Sen Dean Heller turned to President Trump at a rally Saturday and told him: “Everything you’re touching turns gold.”
Whether Heller returns to the Senate next year may be the ultimate test of that statement – at least in terms of politics.
Few Republicans have traveled further than Heller from anchored drum critic to the strong Trump Alliance. Two years after saying that he was 99 percent against “Trump”, Heller not only repeatedly with Trump at political gatherings, he uses his speech slots at the events to raise compliment after compliment on the president.
“We were not friends. I did not like him, he did not like me. “Trump recently told a Nevada crowd. The president welcomed Heller at a meeting at the White House at a time when Heller was an important holder of Republican efforts to abolish the Affordable Care Act, but then Trump recalled:” We began to love each other, then we began to love each other. “
A close relationship with Trump is an asset in 2018 if a Republican wants to survive a primary challenge. But it is not clear how this positioning plays in an evenly divided state like Nevada.
Whether voters reward or punish Heller for his development to close Trump Allies will be one of several important political issues like Nevada Senate The result will answer.
The result will also show if Democrats or Republicans became more energetic this year and how to demokrate to navigate on the challenging terrain of Senate Card 2018.
Nevada is likely to be the most sought after senate match during the last two weeks of the campaign period during the middle. Early voting plays an important role in the election in Nevada, with more than half of the state voters casting voices before the election day. County election boards provide daily updates about how many voters from each party have cast voices, and both Democrats and Republicans work hard to get as many people as possible before the 6th of November.
After three full voting days it is not clear which party has the top edge. Nevada’s most prominent political journalist, Jon Ralston, wrote Tuesday morning that “it does not seem to be a poll, as it was 2014 (red) and 2016 (blue). But this is not like the last two … now as an unusually high election for a half-term, three-quarters of the last presidential election. “
Usually, the higher the dividend, the better for the Democrats in Nevada, but Ralston warned to draw too many conclusions until several days of value of early voting data had been entered.
Meanwhile, Democrats do everything they can to push the type of voter who appears in the presidential election but is in the midterm. Former President Barack Obama gathered with Jack Jack Russell, Heller’s Democratic Challenger, in Las Vegas on Monday and warned that “the consequences of living at home would be deeply dangerous for the country, for our democracy.”
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Former Vice President Joe Biden recently visited the state as well as several likely 2020 Democratic candidates.
For her part, Rosen tries to channel anti-trump energy into voices. While many other democratic candidates have tried to keep Trump away from the campaign message, Rosen votes to vote for her as a vote to control the Trump administration.
She has repeatedly criticized Trump’s decision to attempt to terminate the postponed action for the Childhood Arrivals Program, known as DACA, as well as his controversial policy of separating children from parents who attempted to enter the United States illegally at the southern border. And Heller’s turn from “no” to “yes” during last year’s Obamacare cancellation attempt is a key tool for Rosen’s advertising campaign.
The rose told the NPR that the rescue attempt has been stuck with voters for a simple reason: everyone is getting sick. “That’s what binds every single person,” she said, “although there may be other things they worry about. That’s why it matters.”
The Rosen has called Heller a “blank check” for Trump, and her campaign has portrayed him as one of the waving gangsters often discovered in front of car dealers who drifted in the wind between anti-trump and pro-trump positions.
At the end of his single television debate last week, Heller defended his newfound faith in President Trump. “We started working together and it built trust,” he said. “When you are successful, trust builds. When you trust, it builds friendship.”