LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and Republican Sen. Dean Heller are using their summer vacation from Congress to woo voters in Nevada’s 2012 Senate race.

Berkley is announcing new federal funding for an employment center Wednesday in Las Vegas. At the same time, Heller is scheduled to tour a small business and several hospitals in Las Vegas.

The dueling events represent a burst of activity from both candidates in recent days as Congress has been closed for summer vacation.

Berkley traveled north to Heller’s conservative turf this week to talk about the economy. She launched her jobs tour in Las Vegas last week.

Heller has also been campaigning in Las Vegas this week.

Northern Nevada is GOP territory, while Las Vegas and other communities in southern Nevada tend to vote Democrat.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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