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Biden to visit Las Vegas and Reno

The president is spending March 18 and 19 in Nevada, his second trip this year.
Gabby Birenbaum
Gabby Birenbaum
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President Joe Biden will travel to both Reno and Las Vegas next week as he barnstorms battleground states this month, his campaign announced Thursday.

Biden will spend Monday and Tuesday in the Silver State as part of the campaign’s “I’m on Board” month of action to gin up support among voters and volunteers as the election transitions from the primary to the general. Both Biden and former President Donald Trump clinched their parties’ nominations Tuesday, setting up a nearly eight-month-long campaign that will be decided by a handful of swing states, including Nevada.

Already this week, Biden has visited New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin — the latter three of which flipped from red to blue in 2020 and delivered him the White House. He plans to visit Michigan Thursday before heading west next week.

Despite having voted for the Democratic candidate in the past four presidential elections, Nevada has been decided by fewer than 3 points in the last two presidential cycles, making it a key state for both candidates’ path to electoral victory. 

The Biden campaign is treating Nevada as such — the visit will mark the president’s third trip to Nevada in just over three months. First Lady Jill Biden visited Las Vegas in early March and Vice President Kamala Harris, a native of neighboring California, was in North Las Vegas March 9, her third trip to Southern Nevada this year.

Biden’s event in Reno will mark his first campaign visit to Northern Nevada this cycle, though he vacationed in Lake Tahoe in August.

Trump, meanwhile, has visited Nevada twice this year — he held a rally in East Las Vegas in late January and a victory party after winning the GOP caucus in early February. 


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