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Heller May Skip RNC Due To Security Risk

Nevada Senator Dean Heller has suggested he may skip attending this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland because of security concerns.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Heller pointed to recent protests and demonstrations at rallies for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump as examples of how the convention writ large may be unsafe.

An RNC spokesperson told the Review-Journal the party and the Secret Service are working to ensure security at the convention.

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Heller previously backed former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination but has yet to endorse another candidate. 

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)