- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dean Heller says he’ll support the Republican nominee, but says that person won’t be Donald Trump.

Heller made the comments during a forum Monday at The Washington Post’s 2016 Pregame, a pre-debate party held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Nevada Republican previously endorsed Jeb Bush for president, and said Monday that he doesn’t support Trump and his comments. He compared Trump’s campaign to a reality show, and said the business mogul’s statements are digging the Republican party into a hole, especially among Hispanics.

Heller also says he thinks Trump will leave the party to run as an independent, and says that would lead to a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Trump will participate in the Republican presidential debate set for Tuesday night at The Venetian casino.

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