Las Vegas, NV – Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange released the following statement on tonight’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas:
“Tonight’s undisputed winner was the people of Nevada as we demonstrated why we deserved the first Democratic debate and why we have earned our early state status in the presidential nominating calendar. More than any other state in the country, Nevada reflects the growing diversity of our country. Whether it’s our growing Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Native American, and African American communities, the large population of young voters and military families, or the strength of organized labor here, few states possess the demographic, regional, and cultural diversity of Nevada.
“I would like to thank each of the presidential candidates on stage tonight for recognizing the importance of Nevada, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz for being such a fantastic debate partner, and most importantly, Nevada Senator Harry Reid without whom none of this would be possible.
“While tonight’s debate has ended, our work here in Nevada has just begun. Nevada Democrats are working hard to have a successful Caucus on February 20, 2016. We are recruiting precinct captains, mobilizing volunteers, and holding Caucus trainings all across our state. Our Caucus efforts will organize our grassroots early and help ensure we win Nevada for the Democratic nominee for President, elect Catherine Cortez Masto to the United States Senate, take back our Democratic majorities in the Nevada legislature, re-elect Congresswoman Dina Titus, and elect more Democrats to join her in the House of Representatives.”