Hil­lary Finds Pahrump As Fab­u­lous as Ve­gas

The Clin­ton cam­paign works to score del­e­gates in ru­ral Ne­vada “There’s a lot of im­por­tant vot­ers out there”

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In the days be­fore the New Hamp­shire pri­mary, Tom Perez, the U.S. sec­re­tary of la­bor, went out to stump for Hil­lary Clin­ton in Ne­vada, where the Feb. 20 cau­cus is the next big event on the Demo­cratic cir­cuit. Be­fore stop­ping in Las Ve­gas, the state’s largest city, Perez headed to the un­in­cor­po­rated town of Pahrump, along the Cal­i­for­nia bor­der. “When I talked to Hil­lary, she said, ‘Make sure you get out to Pahrump, be­cause there’s a lot of good peo­ple out there, and there’s a lot of im­por­tant vot­ers out there,’ ” he told a crowd of 30 vol­un­teers gath­ered at the lo­cal cam­paign of­fice.

A few days later, Perez was fol­lowed by an even more pow­er­ful cam­paign sur­ro­gate: Bill Clin­ton. Pahrump, pop­u­la­tion 36,000, can ex­pect to get a lot more love be­tween now and the vote. It’s home to most of the res­i­dents of

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