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Dean Heller is keeping his options open on health care

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Sen. Dean Heller has been tight-lipped on the Senate health care plan ever since his fiery joint press conference with Gov. Brian Sandoval last month, following the release of the first version of the bill. But I finally caught up with him last night after the late-night GOP meeting in the Capitol, and he gave me several minutes of his time to discuss where he now stands.

Here's some excerpts from our conversation. In short, he's not drawing any firm lines in the sand and remains open to striking a deal.