The West

Nevada becomes one of Trump’s big hopes for swing state win

Author: Nicholas Riccardi - August 27, 2016 - Updated: August 27, 2016

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Nevada is the most diverse battleground state. On paper, it should be secure for Democrats. But there are enough people like Wheeler, still rattled by the recession and frustrated about other things, to make it one of Trump's best swing states. Democrats and Republicans agree that the state's competitiveness is not just a quirk of public polling, which has a spotty track record in Nevada, but is reflected in private surveys, the tightness of Nevada's races for the U.S. Senate and House, and the observations of seasoned political operatives.

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Nicholas Riccardi

Nicholas Riccardi

Nicholas Riccardi is a western political reporter for The Associated Press.