- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has come out in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

The former Nevada attorney general announced her position on Thursday, after what she described as countless hours talking with experts and reading opinions about the deal.

She said she’s concluded that the agreement will do more to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon than the status quo.

Masto’s position is opposite of her Republican opponent Rep. Joe Heck, who said he does not support the deal. Heck said Wednesday that he doesn’t trust Iran to cooperate with the terms, and doesn’t believe the Obama Administration would act if Iran broke its promises.

Heck and Masto are vying for Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s seat in what’s expected to be a close contest.

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