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Bridget Johnson


November 7, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Republican Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) was able to fend off a challenge from Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) yesterday to keep his seat.

With 100 of precincts reporting after overnight counting, Heller led Berkley 45.91 percent to 44.69 percent. Just 12,137 votes separated the two.

Longtime Vegas congresswoman Berkley was the target of an ethics probe delving into whether she pushed for policy that would mean financial gain for her family, particularly centering around her husband’s medical practice.

She stayed on Heller’s heels in this tight race, but the political appointee proved he’d deserved to be elected in his own right.

Besides the independent candidate, a “none of the above” ballot option got 4.51 percent of the vote.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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