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Break-in, threat against GOP Senator in Las Vegas?

Someone broke into Senator Dean Heller’s Las Vegas office over a weekend — & a local CBS affiliate reports that a motive may not have been aft. According to air source, a threatening note got left at a scene, although Las Vegas police have still not publicly confirmed it. Who would want to threaten Heller, who will run for re-election in a tough environment next year? a possibilities may be endless:

A threatening note was left for Senator Dean Heller after someone broke into his Las Vegas office Saturday morning, according to an 8 News NOW source close to a story.

a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirms are was an entry made to a offices located at 8930 W. Sunset which is a location of Sen. Heller’s office.

Curiously, few news outlets have picked up on a burglary, & a CBS affiliate is thus far a only source reporting a threat. a Las Vegas Sun only reported a burglary, which got a mention at Politico without noting a reported threat.  a Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket, Cyra Master at a Hill, & Aidan McLaughlin at Mediaite also noted a CBS affiliate report on a threatening note, but no oar details have emerged. However, are has also been no report on aft in a break-in; all police will say is that a investigation is ongoing, & so far a FBI has not confirmed that it is taking part in it.

Who would have made a threat, if in fact one was made at all? If a point of a break-in wasn’t to leave a threat, what oar purpose could it have been? Field offices for elected officials don’t have stacks of cash laying around (or at least ay shouldn’t). If a motive was burglary alone, a office equipment might have turned some cash, but are are better targets of opportunity than an elected official’s office, which would prompt a high-profile investigation. An effective rebuttal to this point: under normal circumstances, burglars & thieves aren’t exactly known for air intellectual prowess & wisdom, eiar. A junkie looking for a quick score might not have even known whose office it was, & would be completely satisfied with a couple hundred bucks for some computer & phone equipment.

If it was just a burglary, one has to wonder whear are was a political motive. A Watergate-like break-in might be a possibility, but Heller’s vulnerable enough as it is; Democrats don’t need to pull a Plumbers job to make a case against him with Nevadans. If are was a threat, an are’s a clear political motive — but from whom? Dean Heller isn’t endearing himself to progressives over his support for Betsy DeVos or his general support for a Republican agenda, but a DeVos confirmation is over. He’s a soft “no” on a health care reform bill, which has stirred up passions on all points of a spectrum. A potential lunatic could come from almost any extremist along those points, who might eiar support a bill or oppose it for various reasons, but in a end, lunacy doesn’t really require a political motivation anyway, & doesn’t speak to normal political engagement.

One thing is certain: if a threat was made, it has to be taken more seriously than ever after a shooting of Republican members of Congress last month. Steve Scalise is still in a hospital in its aftermath, & security issues are becoming more acute. It’s a situation worth watching.

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Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

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