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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nevada Senator Irritating Other Senators

Image from source, Talking Points Memo
Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada) really got set into a cushy spot. When his predecessor John Ensign got caught with his pants down (way down), Heller was appointed by Nevada's Republican Governor to fill his spot, a step-up from Heller's elected House seat. As luck would have it, Heller got to ride out Ensign's term long enough for the Ensign stink to get off of him. And he lucked out by being the one success story from Karl Rove's Crossroads organizations, which thoroughly trashed opponent (and well-loved Nevada politician), Shelley Berkley. Funny thing is, Heller got Ensign's plush office, and he doesn't want to give it up to his more senior Senators. In-fighting is so much fun!

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Report: Heller’s Refusal To Give Up Office Sparks Tension With Other Senators

Aides for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) have been unruly and uncooperative with staffers for other senators in an attempt to protect the coveted Capitol Hill office space currently claimed by the Nevada Republican, according to a report published online Sunday in Roll Call. . .

Read more at: Talking Points Memo.

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