More than the presidential contest is being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller’s race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is now seen as a tossup. That’s a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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