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Blistering ad scorches vulnerable GOP Sen. Dean Heller over health-care 'betrayal'

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) is one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election in 2018, a position made even more precarious by his recent vote in favor of the "skinny repeal" health-care bill after voting down earlier efforts. That "betrayal" is the focus of a blistering new attack ad released by his opponent, Democrat Jacky Rosen, on Tuesday.

In the one-minute ad, Heller is quoted claiming he cannot support legislation "that takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans," then voting "aye" for a bill that would leave 16 million Americans without health-care coverage. The ad implies that Heller flip-flopped because he "decided not to cross Trump."

A Public Policy Poll survey released Tuesday found that just 22 percent of Nevadans approve of the job Heller is doing in office. Watch Rosen's brutal ad below. Jeva Lange