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Nevada May Decide Next President, Says Biden In Reno


Vice President Joe Biden stumped for Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto on Saturday in Reno, reminding voters that what happens in Nevada is critical. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Billman reports.

Biden spoke to several hundred people crowded into the gym at Wooster High School. He began by reminding them that Nevada may very well be the state that decides our next president.

"They advertise for Las Vegas back East by saying, 'What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.' Well, the irony is what happens in Nevada spreads to the rest of the country in elections."

Biden also spent much of his speech tearing at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying he's the least qualified nominee from either party in history.

"The thing that I resent the most about him--and I don't even want to say some of the things that he's said on the record--because the discourse is so crude, it's dumbing down the discourse in America."

Missing from Biden's talk was any mention of Hillary Clinton's latest email controversy and the potential impacts it could have on the election.

Political candidates and their surrogates have been making it a point to stop in Reno, including Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence. He's been in town twice this month to rally support for Donald Trump and get Republicans out to the polls. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham also spoke last week in support of Senate candidate representative Joe Heck.

Michelle Billman is a former news director at KUNR Public Radio.
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