Republicans Gambling on Nevada

No offense to Atlantic City in New Jersey, but Nevada, with Las Vegas, Reno and Tahoe, is the gambling capital of the nation, although some would argue that Washington DC is the greatest gamble of all. However, with votes desperately needed to pass the GOP healthcare bill, many are watching and gambling on Nevada’s GOP Senator Dean Heller, who even though some report will not vote for the bill, has yet to make his final decision.

Republicans are not in the position to lose votes if they hope to repeal ObamaCare, so pressure is being placed on senators like Sen. Dean Heller, R- Nev., to declare allegiance on the newly crafted bill.

If Heller supports the bill, he would likely be parting ways with Nevada’s popular GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval in a state that did not support President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

But if he opposes the bill, conservative groups will likely come after them like they did earlier this year after he opposed the GOP’s initial health care bill…

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has wisely delayed the vote on the healthcare bill, blaming the delay on Sen. John McCain’s surgery and absence for the next week. However, it’s obvious to most that there are not enough votes to pass the healthcare bill, so the extra time should wisely be used to make the necessary revisions to get the bill passed.

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