In Nevada, KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reports that a new poll has Dean Heller leading embattled Congresswoman Shelley Berkley 44 percent to 39 percent. Republican Sen. Dean Heller enjoys a 44 percent to 39 percent lead over Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley in this year’s race for his seat, according to an 8 News NOW/Las Vegas Review-Journal poll released early Thursday morning.
- Meanwhile, in what’s an ominous sign for Berkley, the Review-Journal reports that she’s down by 21 points in Washoe County and trailing independents by 9 points. The poll shows Heller has a 53 percent to 32 percent lead in Washoe County, where Berkley has stepped up her campaigning over the summer. … Among independent voters, Heller has a 44 percent to 35 percent advantage. The Republican leads among men, 50 percent to 36 percent.
- Finally, KRNV-TV in Reno reports that Dean Heller toured a Veterans Affairs office in Nevada. A couple of Nevada’s GOP leaders are in town today touring the VA regional office. Senator Dean Heller and Congressman Mark Amodei toured the office earlier this morning. … Heller went on to acknowledge problems with care available to veterans, including a major backlog of cases. Heller says we need more resources available to meet the demand.