Fourteen Democratic presidential hopefuls brought their campaigns to Las Vegas this weekend for the Nevada State Democratic Party’s First-In-The-West Event.
The gathering, which was held at the Bellagio on Sunday evening, was attended by more than 1,600 campaign supporters, elected officials, community leaders and undecided voters. But not everyone was able to attend the Democratic event, with a finite number of spaces in the ballroom and seats going for $125 a piece.
Many of the candidates did, however, attend other community events or put on town halls and rallies of their own that were open to the public while in town.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the first of the candidates to arrive in town for the weekend, hosted a town hall on the Historic Westside Saturday evening, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang all attended rallies before the Democratic event on Sunday.
Three candidates — Warren, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and California Sen. Kamala Harris — also spoke at a “Westside Pride” Black Community Summit hosted at Nevada Partners on Monday morning.
Here are some of the highlights: