Published: Thu, October 25, 2018
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

Obama goes up against Trump in fight for Nevada Senate seat

"Voting helps", America's first African-American president said before the excited and enthusiastic crowd of about 2,000 on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

"They'll pledge to take on corruption, and then they just plunder away, and they start undermining some of the institutions that our essential to our democracy".

"Republicans right now are trying to say, 'Democrats don't think like you, look like you, or believe in the same things as you, '" he said.

He told a captivated audience of 2,000 people in Las Vegas the consequences for not voting in this race "would be profoundly risky for our country".

Former President Barack Obama headlined a rally in Las Vegas with Democratic candidate for Senate Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats on Monday.

"This one is really that important", Obama said. He also reminded Nevada voters that early voting was already underway. He noted that Republicans are engaging in deception by promising to voters that they will protect pre-existing conditions after offering bills to kill those protections and lawsuits to dismantle them.

"We have not forgotten that Barack Obama outright insulted our city not once but twice during his presidency by telling business travelers and tourists alike not to come here during a time when we needed that revenue the most".

'When you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it, ' Obama said. I don't believe in just making stuff up.

The former President boasted "Unlike some, I actually try to state facts" during a rally in Nevada on Monday.

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She narrowly won election to her Las Vegas-area district in 2014 and is taking on a politician who not only has already won a statewide election but has never lost an election despite serving almost three decades in public offices.

Although the former president never mentioned the name of his successor - Republican President Donald Trump - during his remarks, his speech was loaded with messages referring to him and he condemned Trump for taking credit for the country's buoyant economic situation. Organizers also brought in actress America Ferrera, musician J Balvin, and singers Salt-N-Pepa to fire up the crowd before Obama took the stage.

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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