Obama to speak at campaign rally for Nevada Dems

Obama to speak at campaign rally for Nevada Dems
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Former President Obama will travel to Las Vegas next week to campaign for Democrats running for statewide and congressional offices.

The Nevada Democratic Party announced that the 44th president will highlight Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenLawmakers introduce legislation to improve cyber workforce funding Dem lawmakers accuse DHS, HHS of giving them misleading information on family separations This week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report MORE's (D-Nev.) bid to unseat Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary MORE (R-Nev.), Steve Sisolak's (D) gubernatorial candidacy, and "Democratic candidates up and down the ticket" at a rally on Oct. 22.

Obama will encourage voters to cast their ballots using early voting in the state, which runs through Nov. 2. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. local time at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. 

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The former president will be in Las Vegas two days after President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE swings through the state to host a campaign rally in support of Heller.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Castro swears off donations from oil, gas, coal executives Meghan McCain on Pelosi-Trump feud: 'Put this crap aside' and 'work together for America' MORE is also scheduled to be in Las Vegas on Saturday for an event encouraging early voting.

Obama and Biden carried the state in 2008 and 2012, and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Poll: Nearly half of Clinton's former supporters back Biden Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE narrowly won the state in 2016.

The Nevada Senate race is one of a handful of key Senate contests next month that will determine control of the upper chamber.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the Nevada race as a "toss-up," and a RealClearPolitics average of polls in the election shows the incumbent with a 1.7 percentage point lead.

Sisolak (D) will face Republican nominee Adam Laxalt in a bid to replace Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), who is not eligible for reelection because of term limits.

Next week's event will be the latest in a string of recent appearances Obama has made to boost Democrats ahead of next month's midterms. He returned to the campaign trail last month, delivering a stinging rebuke of Trump during remarks at the University of Illinois.

He has since appeared in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and released a list of endorsements for hundreds of Democratic candidates nationwide.