Dean Heller

Democrats, GOP see tight Nevada race key to Senate control

Democrats hoping to take control of the U.S. Senate in November believe one of their best chances to pick up a seat this year lies in battleground Nevada, where Sen. Dean Heller is the only Republican running for re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.

Heller, who has spent nearly three decades in public office, is expected to face Democrat Jacky Rosen, a first-term congresswoman, in what could be one of the closest Senate battles in November.

Heller says it will be a close election but he'll pull it off.

"I'm as confident going into this race as the other nine races that I've gone into. I'll have to work hard. Nevada's a purple...