DNC Chair Statement on Nevada Caucuses

WASHINGTON – Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

“Today was a huge success for Nevada Democrats, who gathered with their neighbors, friends and coworkers to caucus for their candidates with energy and enthusiasm. In Iowa, our two Democratic candidates turned out nearly as many caucus-goers as eleven Republicans, and in New Hampshire, nearly as many voters as eight Republicans. The strong turnout of eighty thousand Nevadans bodes well for Democrats in November, and I congratulate both of our candidates for running strong campaigns, as well as Hillary Clinton, for her victory.

“Nevada was among the states hardest hit by the failed Republican policies that preceded the Great Recession, with too many families losing their jobs, their homes and their savings. The hard-working people of Nevada know what’s at stake in these elections, and that we need to elect a Democrat as our 45th President to keep America moving forward.”