|Incumbent||Dean Hellerprofile||GOP Primary|
|Party||Republican||Jun 12, 2012|
|Years in Senate||2 years||Gen Election|
|Previous Victory||N/A||Nov 06, 2012|
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller was appointed to the Senate following the resignation of former U.S. Sen. John Ensign. Heller will likely win the Republican nomination and face Democrat U.S. Rep. Shelly Berkeley in November 2012. Note: SCF will not endorse Dean Heller because we have a policy against endorsing incumbents. SCF seeks to identify and elect new leaders to the U.S. Senate.