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Booker campaigns in Nevada

By Nikita Biryukov, February 25 2019 12:26 am

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker was campaigning in Nevada early Sunday afternoon, his first trip to the state since announcing his candidacy on Feb. 1.

The presidential candidate held a town-hall style meeting in Las Vegas. He held a similar event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, last weekend.

“Cory Booker knows how to captivate people and keep them engaged,” Astrid Silva, executive director of Dream Big Nevada, a group that provides resources to the state’s immigrants, said on Twitter. “Watching this room, I can see their reactions and they are feeling what he is saying.”

The Nevada Democratic Caucus is tentatively scheduled for February 22, eleven days after the New Hampshire primary and one week before the South Carolina primary.

Booker’s mother Carolyn lives in the city and was among those in the crowd Sunday.

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