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Published: Wed, July 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Police investigate threatening note sent to Sen. Dean Heller

Police investigate threatening note sent to Sen. Dean Heller

Law enforcement authorities responded on Saturday to a burglary alarm at a building in southwest Las Vegas where the Republican's local office is located.

KLAS also reported, citing an unnamed source "close to the story", that a threatening note was left in the office. Therefore, the content of the note was not disclosed by police.

FOX5 reached out to a representative of Sen. Lt. Patricia Spencer confirmed with reporters that an "entry did occur" at the location that morning, but aside from noting the investigation was ongoing, refused to offer any details.

Stay with FOX5 for updates. Dean Heller (R-Nevada). A vocal critic of the Senate's ACHA rewrite - which, he argues, "they haven't changed" at all - Heller was targeted by a Donald Trump-friendly Super PAC back in June.

Republicans hold a 52-48 margin in the Senate and need 50 votes - plus a tie-breaker from Vice President Mike Pence - to move the health-care bill to the floor.

A "no" vote by Heller or one other GOP senator would doom the bill in the upper chamber now that two Republicans - Sens.

Heller, who publicly rejected the first healthcare bill over its cuts to Medicaid, has not yet indicated which way he'll go on the new version. Proponents of the bill have ramped up pressure to get his support. More than 600,000 people in Nevada are on Medicaid, including disabled and low-income children. Heller has indicated he'll vote with Sandoval on the bill.

Heller's position is especially precarious given the fact he is up for re-election in 2018 in a state that Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

Another senator facing reelection, Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, is also undecided on the health care legislation. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the House majority whip, was critically injured in the shooting.

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