Trump arrives in Nevada to campaign for Heller

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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, June 23, 2018, for a trip to Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, June 23, 2018, for a trip to Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in Nevada to help Sen. Dean Heller raise money in a critical race that will help determine control of the Senate.

Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Trump exited Air Force One pumping his fist and Heller was there to greet him.

Trump is in Las Vegas to headline a fundraiser for Heller. He's also delivering the keynote address at the Nevada GOP convention and holding a separate event to promote tax cuts he signed into law six months ago.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Las Vegas, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Las Vegas, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

At least 300 people protesting Trump and the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border were stretched along a sidewalk in Las Vegas outside a casino where the president is scheduled to speak.

Heller's race is one of the most consequential Senate races of the year as Republicans seek to expand their slim 51-49 majority in November's elections.

Trump recently has picked up the pace of his political travel. He campaigned in Minnesota earlier this week, and he plans stops next week in South Carolina and North Dakota.

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