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Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Donald Trump (Photo compiled by The Nevada Globe)

Vice President Harris, Trump To Visit Las Vegas On Saturday

The Vice President and former President will hold dueling campaign events in Clark County

By Megan Barth, January 23, 2024 12:23 pm

Vice President Kamala Harris former President Donald Trump will be visiting Las Vegas this Saturday, January 27, for separate campaign events in Clark County. This visit marks the Vice President’s second trip to Las Vegas this month and the second Commit To Caucus rally held by the Trump campaign in Nevada.

The Vice President is scheduled to deliver remarks at an event with Congressman Steven Horsford and will deliver remarks at a campaign event before returning to Los Angeles. The locations of the events are expected to be announced this week.

Saturday is the first day of early voting in the Presidential Primary and will conclude on February 2. The Presidential Primary’s “election day” is February 6.

Rep. Steven Horsford pictured with VP Kamala Harris, Rep. Susie Lee and Rep. Jacky Rosen (Photo: @RepHorsford)

Niki Haley is the only viable GOP candidate who chose to participate in the state-run Presidential primary despite the fact she will not be awarded any delegates needed for her presidential bid.

During Harris’s visit to Las Vegas earlier this month where she delivered brief remarks to the powerful Culinary Union, stating: “The strength of working people is the backbone of the strength of our nation.”

Yet, the strength of the economy is the top concern of Nevada voters.

As reported by The Globe in November 2023, Nevadans are spending an extra $13,296 a year to afford the basic household necessities since Biden assumed office. In May 2022, The Globe reported that Nevadan household were hit the hardest by inflation. At that time, Nevadans were paying an additional $8,231 annually for basic household expenses. Based on these estimates, Nevadans have nearly doubled their monthly expenses in just one year.

The NV GOP’s “First in the West” caucus is scheduled on February 8 at hundreds of locations throughout the Silver State. Nevada Republicans have participated in caucus primaries since 1980 and maintain that it is the purest form of voter participation and election integrity as the caucus will require identification to vote and will release the results from each precinct that evening– as opposed to the state-run presidential primary which is estimated to cost $5 million and will include universal mail balloting and delayed election results.

The former president is the only viable candidate who will appear on the caucus ballot as his remaining opponent, Ron DeSantis, dropped out of the race last Sunday and endorsed Trump in his announcement.

The Commit to Caucus rally will be at Big League Dreams Las Vegas, which is located at 3151 East Washington Avenue. Attendees must register for the event and are limited to two tickets per mobile number and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Former President Donald J. Trump in Reno, NV, December 17, 2023 (Photo: Megan Barth for The Nevada Globe)

Last month, Trump held a Commit to Caucus rally in Reno, NV. Throughout his hour-long speech, Trump excoriated the Biden administration over inflation, the border crisis, and Biden’s cognitive decline, referring to Biden numerous times as a “threat to democracy.”

In 2020, Biden won Nevada by a razor-thin two percent, defeating President Donald Trump by a margin of 25,000 votes. At that time, Biden’s approval rating hovered around 57 percent. According to this latest poll, Biden’s approval numbers have cratered to 33 percent, the lowest recorded approval rating of any president at this time in an election cycle.

As The Globe reported, President Biden announced he will head to Nevada this month to rally support among Latino voters, a key demographic in a swing state like Nevada and at a time when the economy and rising energy and household costs are top concerns of Nevadans. According to reports, Biden will focus on the economy and “gun violence” while positioning himself as “having done more for these communities than any other president or any other administration.”


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