MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders included some casino stops during their pre-caucus Nevada campaign swings.
Both greeted union members and other workers and Clinton was later joined by her husband and daughter. Sanders attended a rally and concert in Henderson, Nevada.
The stakes in Nevada far outstrip the 23 delegates up for grabs. The state was supposed to be part of Clinton’s so-called “firewall” against Sanders, one of a series of heavily-minority states that follow mostly white Iowa and New Hampshire where Clinton would do well. But Sanders has poured resources into the state and drawn large and increasingly diverse crowds.
In South Carolina, which holds its Republican primary today, Donald Trump called for a boycott of Apple until it complies with a court order to help investigators break into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino mass shooters. He also defended his support of waterboarding as “minimal torture.”
Trump has been the South Carolina front runner.