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Sen. predicts Romney to win NV, Paul to make a move



With 48 hours to go until Nevada’s Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) told Chuck Todd on Thursday’s “The Daily Rundown” that he’d be surprised if Mitt Romney doesn’t win, but added, “I think that Ron Paul could make some real moves in Nevada.”

“I think there is one variable in this and that’s turnout more than anything else,” said Heller, who has not endorsed a presidential candidate and said he doesn’t plan to let anyone know who he supports on Saturday.

Asked if it mattered to him whether Romney or Gingrich topped the Republican ticket in November, Heller said, “I don’t think Obama’s going to do well. I think the Obama economy in Nevada is killing most Nevadans and for that reason I think the Republican candidate will do well.”

Heller was appointed to the Senate last May to the seat vacated by former Sen. John Ensign (R). He’s expected to face Rep. Shelley Berkley (D) in November’s election.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., says he would be surprised if Mitt Romney did not win the Nevada primary, but he does not endorse candidates to allow Nevada voters to make their own decision.