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October 24, 2014

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Spokeswoman says Joe Heck will vote for Sharron Angle

Updated at 7:33 p.m.

Mari Nakashima, Heck's spokeswoman, said Heck will vote for Angle.

"Joe Heck has consistently said that he will support the Republican ticket this November and has worked hard to promote Republican candidates at all levels this year from Sharron Angle down to the bottom of the ticket," Nakashima said. "Dr. Heck's point, to an undecided voter in that race, was that everyone should gather all the information they can before making a decision."

Published at 5:16 p.m.

Republican Congressional candidate Joe Heck appears to be having second thoughts about his support for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle.

When asked by a Nevada resident whether he plans to vote for Angle or Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Heck was quoted by Slate as saying: "I'm waiting to see all of the evidence before I make my choice."

That's very different from what Heck said before. He previously endorsed Angle.

In a speech at the Nevada Republican Convention, Heck urged Republicans to rally around Angle to “bring a new direction to Washington, D.C.” He called her work in the state Assembly "exemplary."

Heck also noted in a campaign email that "Team Heck is taking a leadership role in uniting the party."

The Heck campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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