Obama Campaign Announces Nevada Team

Two state legislators, a prominent political adviser and the spouse of casino mogul Steve Wynn were among those named as members of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's Nevada steering committee.

The Illinois senator's campaign says the committee members include state Senator Steven Horsford and Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie, Elaine Wynn, longtime Nevada political operative Billy Vassiliadis and Rose McKinney-James, a businesswoman and renewable energy-environmental consultant.

Obama says the steering committee members will focus on building a grass-roots network in the state, offering strategic advice leading up to the second-in-the-nation Nevada caucuses January 19th and representing him when he is not in the state.

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