The Latest: Kimmel roasts Heller, Trump at Las Vegas rally

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Nevada (all times local):

7:35 p.m.

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel is praising Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen of Nevada while roasting President Donald Trump and Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller at a get-out-the-vote rally in Las Vegas.

Kimmel, Rosen and other Democrats spoke at a downtown Las Vegas art walk amid the final hours of early voting in the state’s razor-thin U.S. Senate race.

Kimmel and Rosen highlighted Heller’s support for GOP plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and Kimmel called Heller a “pre-existing condition that Nevada can no longer afford.”

Rosen called Heller’s eventual support for repeal plans the “biggest broken promise in modern Nevada history.”


2:20 p.m.

Donald Trump Jr. says his father is leading the country like the kind of disciplinary parent America has needed for a long time.

President Donald Trump’s son told about 200 supporters at a Republican rally in a Reno cabinet warehouse Friday the nation is enjoying tremendous economic growth and the lowest unemployment in U.S. history.

But he said his father can’t continue the success without key Republicans like Sen. Dean Heller and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.

Trump Jr. said the only political platform Democrats have is “outrage.”

Regarding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, he said if the Democrats can “destroy his life, they can try to do that to any one of you.”

Trump Jr. also headlined a rally in Carson City and planned appearances later Friday in southern Nevada for Republicans seeking two key swing seats.


1 p.m.

Democrat Jacky Rosen is delivering a female-focused message in southern Nevada as she campaigns with California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris to encourage people to get out the vote on the last day of early voting.

Rosen is in a razor-thin U.S. Senate race with Republican incumbent Dean Heller that could swing control of the Senate.

Over breakfast Friday morning Rosen told a heavily-female audience made up of a volunteer organization and chapters of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority that “the future is female” and that issues like women’s rights and health care are at stake in Tuesday’s election.

Harris told the crowd that what happens in Nevada will have national implications and to think about what they’d tell their children and grandchildren

She and Harris later toured a cosmetology school where they delivered a similar message.


12:05 a.m.

Democrat Jacky Rosen and Republican Dean Heller are campaigning across Nevada with big-name guests as they make one final push in their incredibly close race for the U.S. Senate that could help Democrats find a narrow path to taking power.

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is stumping Friday with Heller, GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and others at various stops in Carson City, Reno, Pahrump and Las Vegas.

Rosen, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak and California Sen. Kamala Harris are hosting a rally in Las Vegas with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Heller is considered perhaps the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator as the only one running for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. Two open House seats held by departing Democrats also are up for grabs in the western swing state.

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