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Shelley Berkley Vows To Oppose Social Security Cuts, Gains Progressive Group Support

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Rep. Shelley Berkley casts her ballot in early voting on Oct. 25, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) | AP

Hoping to line up a few more Senate allies before those looming negotiations over a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction, which could include cuts to Social Security, one progressive group has decided to back Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley in the Nevada Senate race.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee had already started phone banks to push four other Democratic Senate candidates: challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin, and Rep. Mazie Hirono in Hawaii.

The group committed to Berkley, who is facing GOP Sen. Dean Heller, after she committed last week to opposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Neil Sroka, a spokesman for the group, said its Call Out the Vote initiative has already logged more than 1 million calls.

Meanwhile, Heller's campaign put out an ad (see below) touting his mom and dad, while criticizing federal spending, including the Wall Street and auto industry bailouts.

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