Nevada Democrats cite midterms in bid for first primary stop

Nevada Democrats cite midterms in bid for first primary stop

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic congressmen from Nevada in a statement Friday urged the Democratic National Committee to make the western swing state the first stop of the primary season and pointed to a strong showing at halfway through as proof of why it should be in the top insert.

It’s the latest in a growing debate over who should gain the political clout to be first in the nation as Iowa’s half-century race is on shaky ground. For months, delegates in that state have brushed off criticism that it doesn’t have a diverse enough electorate and isn’t predictive of which candidate will win the primary.

Nevada congressmen said the outcome of the midterm election — including the reelection of Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto after many deemed her the most vulnerable incumbent — “cemented why we should organize the first presidential primary”.

“Nevada is a working class, pro-worker state with one of the most diverse populations in the nation and a commitment to voting rights that is a model for the nation,” they said.

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