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U.S. Senate candidate Heck to visit Pahrump on Saturday

Nevada Congressman U.S. Senate Republican hopeful Dr. Joe Heck will visit Pahrump on Saturday.

Heck will hold a town hall meeting, “A Stronger Nevada” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Bob Ruud Community Center, located at 150 North Highway 160 in Pahrump.

Heck is the leading Republican candidate in what’s shaping up to be one of the most important races in Nevada’s election season. He is projected to emerge as a winner in the June 14 primary and compete against Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto for the seat that’s currently being held by Harry Reid.

“After 8 years of Barack Obama and 30 years of Harry Reid, Nevadans are ready for a change. My real-world experience as a physician, veteran, brigadier general in the Army Reserve, and someone who owned and operated a small business makes me the one candidate in this race who can offer Nevadans the real change and leadership for which they are looking,” Heck said in an email statement ahead of the meeting.

Reid’s seat became open when he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016.

Heck announced his run for U.S. Senate in July 2015. He has been campaigning across the state ahead of the primary that will determine who will vie for Reid’s seat in the Nov. 8 general election.

He currently represents Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District that includes most of unincorporated Clark County south of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It covers Henderson, Laughlin and Searchlight.

He has successfully fought off Democratic challengers since he got into his seat in 2010.

Heck is a member of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence and chair of the Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture. He also serves on the Education and Workforce Committee.

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