August 22, 2014
New Nevada strategies have been outlined by campaigns for Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama - a bid by Clinton to reach more Hispanics and Obama's touting of party-switching Republican supporters.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (vee-yah-ry-GOH'-sah) joined with state Assemblyman Ruben Kihuen (KEE'-win) to announce statewide, Spanish-language radio spots for Clinton.
The Obama campaign announced that more than 650 Nevada Republicans have committed to switching parties and participating in Nevada's Jan. 19 Democratic caucuses as Obama supporters Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a top national adviser to Obama, said that's evidence of Obama's "tremendous crossover appeal" to voters.
Rory Reid, Clinton's Nevada campaign chairman, questions the value of a Republicans-for-Obama list, saying it's interesting that the Obama campaign must --quote-- "go elsewhere to win a Democrat caucus."