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LAS VEGAS - The day after the Democrats’ first presidential debate, front-runner Hillary Clinton is looking to shore up a key constituency with a rally at a union training center here.
Clinton planned on beginning Wednesday with a visit to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades training center in Henderson, a nearby suburb, before holding the rally at the Springs Preserve, in the northwest part of the city. It will be her third union event in three days here.
Clinton faced off Tuesday for the first time against her intraparty rivals: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. Some of them were sticking around Nevada too for a day extra of campaigning.
Sanders, who is running second to Clinton overall and leading her in New Hampshire, also planned to meet privately with local unions, his campaign manager said — before departing to tape an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Sanders has been pushing for a higher minimum wage and higher taxes on the wealthy.
O’Malley met with a local family whose daughter was killed in the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., and was set to hold a news conference on gun laws. O’Malley sought to portray himself in the debate as the strongest gun-control candidate.
Clinton will head to San Antonio Thursday for a “Latinos for Hillary rally,” and to New Hampshire Friday, according to her campaign.