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Police Investigating Break-In, 'Threatening Note' at Nevada GOP Senator's Office

17 July 2017

A source told KLAS-TV a threatening note was also left at Heller's office. The preliminary investigation by patrol officers determined that a burglary did not occur to the main building or to Senator Heller's office. Dean Heller's office on Sunday after responding to a burglary alarm at the building where his office is located. However, a threatening note addressed to Senator Heller was discovered near the door to his office.

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Megan Taylor, a spokeswoman for Heller, confirmed the break-in to The Washington Post but said she could not comment because of an ongoing investigation. He has been the target of a far-right "astroturfing" campaign in which the Trump-aligned group America First Priorities spent $250,000 to place anti-Heller stories on social media.

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Heller is a Republican from Nevada who's been in the news for his undecided vote on the Senate health care bill. The announcement came after McCain's office said he would remain in Arizona next week following a procedure to remove a 2-inch (5-cm) blood clot from above his left eye.

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Police Investigating Break-In, 'Threatening Note' at Nevada GOP Senator's Office