2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day

2020 Democratic candidates support Las Vegas casino workers on debate day
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A slate of Democratic presidential candidates rallied with striking casino workers in Las Vegas on Wednesday as they work to attract support from labor groups ahead of the evening's primary debate and the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign slams Trump's Rose Garden event as 'sad affair' New shutdowns add to Trump woes CNN cuts away from Trump's 'campaign-type' Rose Garden speech MORE, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street MORE, businessman Tom SteyerTom SteyerThe Hill's Campaign Report: Jacksonville mandates face coverings as GOP convention approaches Steyer endorses Markey in Massachusetts Senate primary Celebrities fundraise for Markey ahead of Massachusetts Senate primary MORE and Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Fauci says focus should be on pausing reopenings rather than reverting to shutdowns; WHO director pleads for international unity in pandemic response State election officials warn budget cuts could lead to November chaos Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street MORE (D-Minn.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenProgressive Mondaire Jones wins NY primary to replace Nita Lowey Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel Biden campaign announces second round of staff hires in Arizona MORE (D-Mass.) were all seen protesting with the workers, who are demanding a new contract at Palms Casino Resort.

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“Proud to stand with the cooks, servers, bartenders, and housekeepers of @Culinary226 as they stand up for their right to organize,” Buttigieg tweeted after his appearance at the protest.

The demonstration was organized by Nevada’s powerful Culinary Workers Union, which holds significant sway in the Silver State. The group raised eyebrows after it squared off with supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden aspires to become America's auto-pen president Progressive Mondaire Jones wins NY primary to replace Nita Lowey OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden pledges carbon-free power by 2035 in T environment plan | Trump administration has been underestimating costs of carbon pollution, government watchdog finds | Trump to move forward with rollback of bedrock environmental law MORE (I-Vt.) over his “Medicare for All” plan and later declined to endorse a 2020 candidate.

The Democratic White House hopefuls have scrambled for labor support throughout the campaign, seeking to win over working class voters who historically vote Democrat but defected to President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff MORE in 2016.

The Saturday Nevada caucuses will be the first real test of candidates’ support among Hispanic voters, who could account for up to one-fifth of the primary electorate in the state.

Polls there show Sanders and Biden locked in contention for the top spot, with Warren trailing in third and Steyer making a push to break into the top tier.