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Heller opens wallet wide for GOP hopefuls

If there’s going to be a Republican wave on Election Day, Sen. Dean Heller wants to ensure he’s got plenty of wax on his surfboard. As the GOP strives to capture full control of Congress, the Republican from Nevada has opened his wallet wide for party candidates running for the Senate and a handful in the U.S. House. He’s distributed $268,000 among every Republican Senate incumbent running for re-election and challengers in all but a half-dozen races that are out of GOP reach.
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