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October 22, 2017

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Rep. Joe Heck backs Mitt Romney for president

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Joe Heck

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hasn't formally announced another presidential run, but his likely campaign already has the support of at least one U.S. Congressman in the early caucus state of Nevada.

A spokesman for Rep. Joe Heck says the newly-elected Nevada congressman would support Romney if he entered the race for the GOP nomination.

Darren Littell told The Associated Press Tuesday that Heck and Romney's friendship dates back to Romney's 2008 bid. Romney won Nevada's early caucus that year, but ultimately did not win his party's nomination.

Romney also campaigned for Heck in 2010. Heck went on to defeat Democratic Rep. Dina Titus in Nevada's suburban Las Vegas congressional district.

Heck's announcement came as Romney's potential rival, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, met with Republican leaders in Nevada Tuesday.

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