U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is returning to Nevada on Friday, her first visit to the state since launching her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Massachusetts senator will host an organizing event at the Springs Preserve at 7 p.m. on Friday. Though other prospective candidates visited the state last year and early this year, this marks the first visit to Nevada by a candidate who has officially thrown a hat in the ring for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
Julian Castro, former Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama and the former mayor of San Antonio, met with students at Rancho High School earlier this month before officially announcing a presidential bid a few days later. Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat from Washington who is mulling a presidential bid, also traveled to Nevada this month to deliver the keynote address at Battle Born Progress’ annual progressive summit but is not yet officially in the race.
Warren officially launched her presidential campaign with the formation of an exploratory committee for a 2020 bid on New Years Eve.
In June, Warren delivered the keynote address at the Nevada State Democratic Party Convention in Reno and participated in a “Local Brews + National Views” event with U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto hosted by the party in Henderson.