Former President Obama Holds Rally in Las Vegas

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Nevada Democrats&apos early vote rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday Oct. 20 2018 the first day of early voting in Nevada

Former Vice President Joe Biden rallies the troops at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday

"So when you hear all of his talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it".

"This one is really that important", Obama said.

Huerta said she had chosen to attend a political rally for the first time in her life, citing Trump's rhetoric and policies targeting minority communities.

Campaigning for Nevada Senate candidate Jacky Rosen, Obama told the crowd to "remember who started" the trends of economic growth and job creation his successor is touting.

Without mentioning him by name, Obama took a thinly-veiled swipe at President Trump.

"The consequences of anybody here, not turning out and doing everything you can to get your friends, neighbors, family to turn out, the consequences of you staying home would be profoundly unsafe to this country, to our democracy", Obama said. The two were focused on the competitive Senate race between Democrat Jacky Rosen and Republican Dean Heller - the sole Republican incumbent up for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.

"Ultimately there is only one real check on abuses of power, there's only one real check on bad policy and that is you and your vote", the former president said at a Democratic rally. "You just feel it when you turn on the TV and watch the news", said Maria Huerta, a 39-year-old nurse practitioner in Las Vegas. "I think you should like, actually say to people what's true", he added with a smile.

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Republicans, he said, handed out $1.5 trillion in tax cuts "for folks who are already sitting pretty".

Obama's rally included specific appeals to young people and Latinos, key demographics who can boost Democrat numbers if they participate.

Obama made the case that his administration had put the country on a track that's led to the powerful economy that President Trump takes credit for.

Steve Sisolak, the Democratic candidate for governor, also appeared at the rally.

Obama won Nevada during his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and Democrat Hillary Clinton carried Nevada in 2016, but Republicans now hold all statewide offices and are hoping to sweep the state again this year.

The former president has generally kept a low profile since leaving office and has been selective about campaigning for Democrats in this year's midterm elections.

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