Democratic 2020 Candidates Vie For Unions, Latinos In Nevada

Jan 12, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a culinary workers union hall Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Las Vegas.
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Democratic presidential candidates are in Nevada seeking to build relationships with Latino voters and win the coveted endorsement of a powerful casino workers union.

Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg pitched themselves Saturday morning to Culinary Union workers, who prize their robust health plans.

Both Klobuchar and Buttigieg are running as Midwestern moderates who have warned against liberal plans to move the U.S. to a government-run health insurance system.

Later Saturday, Joe Biden spoke to Latinos at a high school in north Las Vegas and assured them that Latinos would have a prominent role in his Cabinet.