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Dean Heller's appointment to the U.S. Senate
Dean Heller's appointment to the U.S. Senate

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AIR DATE: May 2, 2011

On Wednesday Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced he would appoint Rep. Dean Heller to replace Sen. John Ensign as Nevada's junior senator. Democrats in Carson City were trying to push a fair and open process for the appointment calling for public input in the process. Meanwhile, Gov. Sandoval has reiterated the law says it is his job as governor to make the appointment.
 
Political analysts have said Democrats are worried that appointing Rep. Heller to the Senate gives him an upper hand in his 2012 race against Shelly Berkley who is also running to replace Ensign. We'll talk about the appointment and the implications it has on the 2012 election.
 
GUESTS:
Steve Sebelius, columnist, Las Vegas Review Journal
Ron Futrell, contributor, BigJournalism.com
Anjeanette Damon, political reporter, Las Vegas Sun
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    COMMENTS:
    Someone please explain why sports reporter Ron Futrell is on this panel? I know he's trying to start a third career as a Right-Wing consultant, but just because he changed his job that makes him qualified to sit with two long-time Nevada political journalists? Oh come on!
    Jim in HendersonApr 28, 2011 09:29:13 AM
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