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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:37

Break-in, 'threatening note' at office of GOP senator considered swing vote in health-care bill

Written by  Amy B Wang
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) has been under tremendous pressure from both the left and the right on his vote on the health-care bill. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

A “threatening note” was found over the weekend after a break-in at the Las Vegas office of Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.), a Republican senator who could be a critical swing vote on the GOP health-care bill, police said.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said officers responded to a call about a burglary alarm Saturday morning at Heller’s office in southwest Las Vegas. There, they discovered what they described in a statement as a “threatening note” addressed to Heller near the door to his office.

The Nevada Independent’s Jon Ralston reported that the note was related to the Senate’s upcoming vote on the GOP’s health-care bill:

A note taped to Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign office was from someone asserting that he would lose his health care if the key senator voted for the repeal bill and that he would die if that happened and would take Heller with him, a law enforcement source said.

Police said Monday that they would not disclose the content of the note, citing an ongoing investigation. Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for Heller, confirmed the break-in but said that she could not comment because of the investigation.

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