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Heller says Nevadans didn't relate to Romney

RENO - Republican Sen. Dean Heller believes he and President Obama both won re-election last week because Nevadans could better relate to them than they could GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Heller narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger, Rep. Shelley Berkley, by about 12,000 votes or, 1.2 percent, while Obama had 66,000 more votes than Romney in Nevada, or 6.5 percent of the vote.

Nevada Democrats have 90,000 more registered voters than Republicans. But exit polling showed between 1 and 2 out of 20 Democrats crossed party lines after backing Obama to vote for Heller. Only about half as many Romney-backers …

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