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GOP senator 1st to say Obama should offer Scalia replacement
WASHINGTON - Nevada Sen. Dean Heller has become the first Republican senator to break with his party's leader and say President Barack Obama should nominate a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
Heller said Wednesday that Nevadans "should have a voice" in selecting a new justice.
Just hours after Scalia's death Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Obama should not name a nominee and leave that for whoever is elected president in November. Numerous GOP senators have backed McConnell on that, though some have not ruled out hearings and a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Heller said he doesn't expect an Obama nominee to be approved by the GOP-run Senate.
Politically, Nevada is a closely divided state. Heller has at times taken moderate stances on issues.
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