Aides: Heller has fundraising edge over Berkley

CREATED Oct 15, 2012

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Dean Heller is heading into the final weeks before the Nov. 6 election with $1 million more cash on hand than his Democratic challenger, Rep. Shelley Berkley.

Campaign officials told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the Nevada Republican took in $1.9 million  during the latest three-month fundraising period ending Sept. 30 and had $1.9 million cash on hand.

According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, Berkley raised $1.65 million during the last quarter and reported $925,000 cash on hand.

The Senate race in Nevada is among the closest in the country and could help determine whether Democrats retain their control of the upper house.

Outside political groups and both major political parties have been spending millions of dollars in TV ads on the race.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,