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Horsford announces more than $455k in Q4 fundraising

January 17th, 2020 - 1:10pm
Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford announced Friday that his campaign brought in more than $455,000 in the last quarter of 2019, pushing his total fundraising for the year to more than $1.6 million and leaving his re-election effort with more than $1 million cash on hand.
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Democrats tout plans for Indian Country, urge voter access at second-ever Native American presidential candidate forum

January 16th, 2020 - 2:00am
At the Native American Presidential Forum on Wednesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer accused the Republican Party of “doing everything it can” to take voting rights away from Americans, especially Native Americans. The forum, hosted at UNLV by the voting rights advocacy group Four Directions and Nevada’s tribes, was the second-ever of its kind. Though the first Native forum was hosted in Sioux City, Iowa last summer, organizers wanted to hold another event in a state with a significant Native population and that will be primary a focus for get-out-the-vote efforts in 2020.
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REALTORS pump $2 million toward legislative races, candidate recruitment amid backlash to tenants rights bills

January 15th, 2020 - 10:00am
The two political action committees — Realtor Champion PAC and Realtor Industry PAC — were each registered with the state on the same day in December and given $1 million each by the REALTORS association. It’s part of an expanded strategy by the association (already a major contributor to legislative candidates of both parties) to play a larger role in recruiting and supporting candidates in both major political parties aligned with the industry after a 2019 legislative session that association President Chris Bishop called “one of the worst legislative sessions we've been through.”
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Clark County Education Association endorses Sanders for president

January 14th, 2020 - 2:49pm
The Clark County Education Association has thrown its support behind presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ahead of Nevada’s Democratic caucus in February. The union, which represents licensed educators from the nation’s fifth-largest school district, announced its endorsement of Sanders on Tuesday morning.
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At Sparks rally, Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is lying about Obama administration’s record on Iran

January 10th, 2020 - 10:13pm
The former vice president made the statement Friday evening to a crowd of about 600 people at a campaign rally at Sparks High School. He argued the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran freed up money that had been frozen internationally, and blamed the current tensions with Iran on Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement.