Clinton blitzes Las Vegas with multiple campaign stops
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
In one week, Nevada will be in the spotlight for the Democratic caucuses.
Our state's role comes at a crucial time in the two-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Nevada Democrats are set to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who are both campaigning this weekend in the valley.
Clinton made several stops Saturday morning. She met with union workers at Harrah's Casino and Hotel and stopped by local business Gritz Cafe in North Las Vegas before heading to Henderson for a rally at Painter's Hall.
Clinton argued she's more than a single-issue candidate. She touched on equal pay, the importance of a strong American labor movement, and raising minimum wage.
"I also will not make you promises I can't keep. When I tell you I will fight for you, I will work for you, I will get results for you, I am doing it based on what I believe we can accomplish together," said Clinton.
Clinton also praised President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, describing the health care plan of Sanders as a theory that would lead to enormous tax hikes.
"I don't think President Obama gets the praise he deserves for digging us out of the ditch that the Republicans dropped us into in the first place," she said.
Winning Nevada's caucuses is projected to be crucial for both Clinton and Sanders. Sanders was in Reno Saturday to support solar users. He'll return to Las Vegas Sunday to host a rally. Clinton suggested Sanders' platform of breaking up big banks would not advance other causes, but said she won't hesitate to take on Wall Street.
"I will also lead the effort for a constitutional amendment if that's what it takes to get this dark unaccountable money out of our political system and get it back so that it's voters voices that really matter," said Clinton. "I will also continue to go after every barrier that stands in the way of human rights, and civil rights, and women's rights, and gay rights, and voting rights, and worker rights, because I will tell you this not everything is about an economic theory, right?"
Clinton and Sanders hoping for a win in Nevada as they both encourage their supporters to get out the caucus come Feb. 20.
Sands is schedule to hold a rally at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Bonanza High School.