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Former Nevada state Sen. Joe Neal backs Warren for president

Posted at 8:04 AM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 11:04:47-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's first African American state senator is endorsing Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Former state Sen. Joe Neal introduced Warren at a rally in west Las Vegas on Saturday night as someone "who has risen to from the depths of the working poor" to become a Harvard professor and the candidate he says would take the country in the right direction.

The 83-year-old Neal spent more than three decades in the state Senate, where he advocated for social justice and developed deep political ties before his final session in 2001.

The Democrat is Warren's first endorsement in Nevada.