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NV-Sen: Trump to fundraise for Heller in Las Vegas, signaling importance of holding seat
President Donald Trump will appear at a fundraising event on Saturday to benefit Sen. Dean Heller in Las Vegas. (Michael Reynolds/Getty Images)

NV-Sen: Trump to fundraise for Heller in Las Vegas, signaling importance of holding seat

One of the top challenges for the Republican Party in November's midterm elections is to hold on to the Nevada Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Dean Heller. That's why President Donald Trump will be making a personal appearance in the Silver State to help boost Heller's campaign, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Trump will attend a fundraising event on Saturday, organized by the National Senate Republican Committee and the Nevada Republican Party, which will include a private roundtable and a photo reception for donors.

What are the details?

According to an invitation distributed by the NSRC, the event will take place in Las Vegas at a location to be determined later.

A donation of $50,000 will get donors two seats at a private roundtable with the president and two admissions to the photo reception. A $15,000 donation will give donors admission to the photo reception only.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Trump might also appear at the Nevada GOP state convention, which is Friday and Saturday at the Suncoast in Las Vegas.

It's not the first time Trump has made his mark on the Nevada Senate race. Earlier this year, he convinced Danny Tarkanian, who was set to be Heller's main GOP challenger, to drop out of the Senate race and instead run for a House seat.

Other Trump campaign appearances

Trump has already held rallies for candidates in Indiana and Tennessee, according to The Hill, and has plans to host an event Wednesday in Minnesota. He plans to attend a campaign rally in North Dakota on June 27.

What is the election outlook?

After an easy primary in which he had no serious challenger, Heller now faces a difficult battle with Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen.

So far, Heller's campaign has focused on highlighting Rosen's inexperience and lack of accomplishments.

"The choice this November could not be starker," a statement from the Heller campaign read. "While we've been fighting and delivering for Nevada, the only thing Jacky Rosen has done since getting to Congress is to seek a promotion."

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