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Biden campaigning in northern Nevada first time this year

October 2, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to northern Nevada for this first time this year.

Biden scheduled a rally Wednesday evening at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. He was among nine White House hopefuls who spoke earlier Wednesday at a gun policy forum in Las Vegas.

Nevada’s caucuses next February follow New Hampshire and Iowa as third in the nominating process. It was one of the few key swing states that President Donald Trump failed to carry in 2016.

Biden historically has enjoyed strong support from labor unions and others in Washoe County, including Reno and Sparks.

Sen. Bernie Sanders carried the county in the Democratic caucuses last time around, but lost the statewide caucus vote to Hillary Clinton based largely on her strength in Las Vegas.