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Nevada Senate candidate drops out of race after Trump tweets that he should

Republican Danny Tarkanian is dropping his bid for a highly-coveted U.S. Senate seat in Nevada, switching to a congressional run at the behest of President Trump, The Nevada Independent reported Friday.

Tarkanian, who was poised to enter a fiery primary against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), heard from the president's office earlier this week that Trump would prefer him to run for the House rather than the Senate, reports the Independent. Trump made that preference loud and clear Friday, when he tweeted how "great" it would be if Tarkanian would step aside for Heller.