Democrats Vow to 'Fight Back' in Midterm Election
Democrats gathered at the Grand Sierra Resort, Saturday, for the 2018 Nevada State Democratic Party Convention.
Democrats gathered at the Grand Sierra Resort, Saturday, for the 2018 Nevada State Democratic Party Convention. Speakers included democratic candidates for Nevada's constitutional offices and federal seats. Senator Elizabeth Warren headlined the event saying democrats are coming for a fight in November.
"I'm sick of the mess Donald Trump and the republicans have made of this country, but hear me on this," Warren, D-Massachusetts said. "I'm not here to whimper. I'm not here to whine. I'm here to fight back."
Congresswoman Jacky Rosen is hoping to unseat Senator Dean Heller. If she is successful, democrats will hold both of Nevada's seats and they could possibly take control of the upper chamber.
"Senator Heller says he still wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.," Rosen, D-Nevada said. "Well, this is what I have to say to Senator Heller. It's time to repeal and replace you, Dean Heller."
The Governor's Office will have a new occupant for the first time in eight years. Democratic Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak is squaring off against republican Attorney General Adam Laxalt in that race.
"We need a governor that's going to get up every day thinking about you and your families and how to make your life better," Sisolak said.
The event is an unofficial kickoff to the campaign, ending with the general election. Democrats are hoping to reach its base and drum up support for their candidates.
"Together in November, we can finally take back the agenda in Washington and retake the Governor's Mansion in Carson City," Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada said.
Cortez Masto is one of many democrats who condemn the Trump Administration's immigration policies. Especially, separating families who cross the southern border illegally.
"What we have seen is disgusting," Cortez Masto said. "We have an ignorant president, targeting families. Thousands of kids have been ripped away from their parents at the border and locked in cages."
"I'm heading to McAllen, Texas tomorrow, and I will take the message straight from Nevada. We will fight for the soul of our nation," Warren said.
Now that the primary election is over, democrats stressed the importance of uniting the party. They are hoping that an increase of volunteers and funding will put them over the top on November 6.