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Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Henderson for presidential campaign

Posted at 7:51 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 22:51:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage in front of a few hundred Nevadan supporters in his first visit since announcing a run for president at a Henderson union hall Tuesday.

Will Thomas, a Biden supporter, wanted to hear specifics from the presidential hopeful to lock in his vote over 20 other democratic opponents.

"All eyes are on him," Thomas said. "I think that it would be a real boost for Biden if he could be as specific as possible for all of the issues like health care, college affordability, LGBT issues."

On most issues covered on Tuesday, Biden lacked specific policy proposals but promised to rebuild the middle class, raise teacher pay, and lower class sizes.

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The former VP also committed to support a $12 to $15 an hour pay along and a public buy-in option for healthcare.

Outside the event, supporters of President Donald Trump didn't care much for what Biden had to say.

"Nobody is buying this anymore," Burke Hall, a Trump supporter, said.

Hall also said he doesn't want to return to the Obama era of leadership where Biden served as his right-hand man.

"Our economy was trash, along with everything else and we don't need another eight years to do worse," he said.

Biden also promised to return to Nevada to help carry the crucial swing state for the Democrats.