The CNN Election Express has arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ON BOARD THE CNN ELECTION EXPRESS (CNN) - We’ve made it Las Vegas and we’ve set up shop in front of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino along the Strip.
We started the day in St. George, Utah. After packing up the bus, we headed southwest from there, along Interstate 15, passing through some beautiful desert canyons along the way in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.
Now we’re in Las Vegas, where CNN and the Nevada Democratic Party will put on Thursday night’s presidential debate.
The national party made Nevada more of player in the presidential primary calendar, moving the state’s caucuses up to mid January. Nevada’s growing Latino population and its large union workforce are two reasons why the Democrats made the move.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser