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Presidential candidates campaign in Nevada

Posted at 12:05 AM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 11:19:51-05
The eyes of the political world were on Las Vegas Wednesday as all three Democratic Presidential Candidates set foot on the same stage.
This as Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Senator Bernie Sanders all took part in the Nevada Democrats First in the West Caucus Dinner.
Each candidate spent about 25 minutes on stage trying to make their case for why Nevadans should support them during the caucus next month.
It was a boisterous crowd as 2,200 people waited to hear from the democratic presidential candidates.
Instead of taking shots at each other, the candidates chose to set their sights on republicans.
"You even have a Republican Congressman, Mr. (Crescent) Hardy, who says that Mitt Romney was right about the 47 percent and that people with disabilities are, and I quote him, 'a drain on society," Clinton said.
"Ted Cruz actually says that the answer to gun violence is more guns," O’Malley said.
"They seem to have forgotten the conditions that they left this country in, but we are not going to allow the American people to forget that," Sanders said.
With six weeks until the Nevada Democratic Caucus on February 20th, the room appeared split between Sanders and Clinton.
Neither candidate attacked the other during their speeches, but tried to separate themselves by pushing the strengths of their platforms.
"You can run a national campaign, a campaign that I believe will be a winning campaign, without being dependent on corporate money," Sanders said.
"Well if fighting for women and families is playing the gender card, deal me in," Clinton said.
Following dinner a Republican National Committee released a statement: 
“Harry Reid is the face of the Washington dysfunction and liberal overreach that have characterized the last seven years. While Nevadans and the rest of the country want to turn the page on the Reid-Obama era, Hillary Clinton is promising an encore.” 
– RNC spokesman Fred Brown