Las Vegas Sun

September 29, 2023

Democrats flock to see Obama in Elko

ELKO - Who knew there were this many Democrats in rural Nevada? A line of people snake through a park here in preparation of a visit by Sen. Barack Obama.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend, and it seems the Democrats will hit that mark. Obama is expected to arrive at 11 a.m.

A rally of about 50 supporters of Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin, who make up the Republican ticket, is being held nearby.

A lingering question in many minds is why Obama did so well here in January's Democratic caucus. Could it have been more than an anti-Hillary Clinton vote?

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