Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nevada Can Bet on Hillary

It's the third state to vote in the primary season next year, so it makes sense that it's also the third state in which she's campaigning. Don't be surprised if she makes some policy news today on a very important issue.
She is the presumed favorite of Latino voters and, today in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton is expected to double down on what is seen as a gateway issue for that voting bloc.
A Clinton official has told ABC News she plans to focus on a path to citizenship as part of comprehensive immigration reform.
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At a campaign event today, her third since announcing she's running for president, Clinton will make immigration reform a defining issue, according to a source -- and on Cinco de Mayo, no less.
Latino leaders consulting her campaign have told ABC News that Clinton is looking for a way to clearly contrast herself with Republican presidential candidates by embracing the full path to citizenship rather than proposing a second class of Americans who can work in the United States but not enjoy the protection of citizenship.
"She will say that the standard for a true solution is nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship," the official said. "She will say that we cannot settle for proposals that provide hard-working people with merely a 'second-class' status."
Clinton will be speaking at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, where 70 percent of students are Hispanic. Last November, President Obama chose a Las Vegas high school to lay out his plans for immigration reform.
Nevada also happens to be a state that Obama won fairly comfortably in the last two presidential elections, and Democrats will be counting on it once again in 2016. With Clinton as the nominee, another victory is a pretty safe bet.

We'll have more on Hillary's Nevada trip later today.

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