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Heller: Take politics out of poker bill

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller said online gaming legislation critical to the future of Nevada’s economy should be removed from the world of politics so partisan fights don’t “poison the water” for the bill’s future in Congress.Heller, who made the comments while being interviewed Tuesday for the “Nevada NewsMakers” television program, said the legislation is too important to be subjected to political fights between himself and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid between now and the Nov. 6 general election.Reid earlier this month blamed Heller for failing to line up Republican support in the Senate for the measure.Heller, R-Nev., is locked in …

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