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Go West: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Posted On: Feb 14, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

LAS VEGAS - As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping in to their first test in a racially diverse, largely urban state with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus.
Nevada has no obvious front-runner, although Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders heads into the contest on strong footing. The state has received only a sliver of the attention of the first two states on the primary calendar, Iowa and New Hampshire. Looking at the jumbled field, the state's most powerful union decided to take a pass on endorsing a candidate, rather than make a divisive choice or risk picking a loser. The state's most prominent officials have stayed neutral.
The free-for-all has every Democrat spending much of the next week searching for fortunes in the state's working-class neighborhoods, union halls, casino convention halls and stucco-ed suburbs. For Sanders and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, it's a chance to prove their...

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