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July 19, 2019

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Pence to attend Las Vegas events Friday for Heller, Laxalt


Steve Marcus

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev)as he is introduced during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base Thursday, Jan.11, 2018.

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Las Vegas on Friday to attend a fundraiser to benefit Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and other GOP gubernatorial candidates at a veterans' event with GOP Sen. Dean Heller.

The vice president's office confirmed the events Tuesday.

A message seeking details from Heller's office was not immediately returned.

Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election this year in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. He's made veterans' issues a centerpiece of his campaign.

Laxalt is Nevada's attorney general. His campaign spokesman Parker Briden said the fundraiser is a private event and Laxalt will introduce the vice president.

He did not have further details.

Pence was scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Heller in April but canceled when he instead filled in for President Donald Trump at a summit in South America.