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The Latest: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

The Latest: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

5:20 a.m.

It’s going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday.

President Donald Trump is wrapping up a visit to Western states with a campaign rally later Saturday in rural Elko, Nevada. He’s lending support for Dean Heller, who’s considered the most vulnerable GOP senator on the ballot this fall.

A few hours earlier, former Vice President Joe Biden is set to be in Las Vegas. And on Monday, former President Barack Obama is returning to Nevada, a state that he won in both his 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

Democrat Hillary Clinton carried Nevada by 2 percentage points in the 2016 White House race. But during the last midterm elections in 2014, many Democrats stayed home and Republicans won key races across the state.

Heller faces Jacky Rosen, a Democratic congresswoman who’s trying to help her party regain control of the Senate. Republicans now hold a 51-49 advantage.

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10 p.m. Friday

President Donald Trump says Democrats are “too extreme and too dangerous” to take control of Congress.

That’s one of the themes he’s hitting on during a visit to Western states as he makes his closing arguments for Republican candidates before the Nov. 6 election.

The president wants to focus on immigration as one of the defining election issues.

On Friday night, Trump rallied thousands of supporters for GOP Senate candidate Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona. He warned of dire consequences if Kyrsten Sinema (SIN’-uh-muh), the Democratic congresswoman challenging McSally, is victorious.

Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate now.

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Published at Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:26:35 +0000