Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is not on the ballot Tuesday, but he does face a career-defining moment. If Republicans take the Senate, Nevada's junior senator could govern from the majority party for the first substantial time in his career and Nevada's senior senator, Harry Reid, would lose his majority leader position. "I told my staff there's a path I want to go down," Heller said. "One of those is being in the majority." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
- On the national stage, Dean Heller quietly steps out of Harry Reid’s shadow
- Oct. 31, 2014
- By Amber Phillips
- Standing on the royal blue carpet of the U.S. Senate chamber in cowboy boots, Republican Sen. Dean Heller looks every bit the Washington power broker as he swaps jokes and slaps backs with the most influential people in the city. Across the chamber, in a scene that plays out daily, Nevada's senior Sen. Harry Reid hunches ...