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Heitkamp won't support background checks expansion up for Senate vote

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WASHINGTON - Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said in a statement this morning that she doesn't "see a path for my support" on a proposal on the Senate floor today to expand background checks for gun sales.

The first-term North Dakota Democrat was seen as a key undecided vote on the compromise brokered by Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican.

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