Heller thinks Justice Kennedy could save his re-election bid


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In this Aug. 22, 2017, photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., speaks at the 21st Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Fri, Mar 9, 2018 (10:13 a.m.)

Dean Heller knows he’s the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. But he thinks Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy might just help him hang on to his seat.

“Kennedy is going to retire around sometime early summer,” Heller predicted in Las Vegas last week, according to audio of an event he spoke at that was obtained by POLITICO. “Which I’m hoping will get our base a little motivated because right now they’re not very motivated. But I think a new Supreme Court justice will get them motivated.”

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