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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller Is The Man To Watch On Health Bill

Andrew Harnik / AP /  File

In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-N.V., in Washington, on Capitol Hill, at a hearing.

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(AP) - Health care legislation is hanging by a thread in the Senate - and no one is under more pressure than Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada.

Heller was already seen as the most endangered GOP incumbent senator. He's the only one running for re-election in a state President Donald Trump lost.

So it's hard to envision a tougher choice for Heller than whether to support the health care bill expected to come to a vote next week.

There are already two GOP senators opposed to the measure. That means just one more "no" vote would kill the bill outright.

Over the next several days, Heller must decide whether to defy Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by becoming that third "no."

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