Vice President Joe Biden rallied the party faithful over the weekend as Nevada shapes up to be a possible swing state in the presidential election.
Biden told a rally in Reno that getting to the polls was especially important if the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is as close in Nevada as polls indicate.
“You may very well be the state that decides who the next president of the United States is going to be,’’ Biden told the crowd of a few hundred people at Wooster High School.
Biden spoke of his middle class roots in an appearance that also included Catherine Cortez Masto, who is locked in a bruising race with Joe Heck for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid.
But he also reserved time to call Trump “the least qualified nominee from any political party in the history of the United States of America.’’
Biden said Trump has inflamed people around the country with a campaign that appeals to the lowest common denominator.
“It’s so crude,’’ he said.
Biden was effusive in his praise of Cortez Masto, saying she is by far the better candidate for Reid’s seat in the Senate and that it was important to elect her to try and overcome the Republican majority in the Senate.
She fully understands that this is about more than just the economy,’’ Biden said. “It’s about restoring pride and dignity and recognizing the worth of the American people.”
Biden’s appearance followed a campaign stop by President Obama last week in Las Vegas, where he also urged the crowd to vote for Cortez Masto and for other Democrats on the ticket.