January 6, 2016
The MGM Grand Conference Center resounded with horns passed out by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign and was lit with glow sticks from the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as about 2,200 raucous Democrats gathered to hear speeches from the party’s three candidates for president Wednesday night.
The Battle Born/Battleground First in the West dinner, hosted by Sen. Harry Reid, was the first time the three candidates appeared in Nevada since the debate in October and was a critical test of campaign support heading into the state’s nominating caucus on Feb. 20.
Clinton and Sanders were joined by former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, as well as prominent state Democrats, including Rep. Dina Titus, former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and the four candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 4th Congressional District.