Nevada’s presidential dance card filling up in April

Clockwise from top left: Pete Buttiigieg, Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris. (Nevada Current file photos)
Clockwise from top left: Pete Buttiigieg, Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker. (Nevada Current file photos)

The candidates are coming! The candidates are coming!

At least some of them are.

As more and more people throw their hats into the ring to become the Democratic presidential nominee, Nevadans are seeing increased campaign stops from the hopefuls.

Visiting Las Vegas for the first time since announcing, Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur founder of Venture for America, has scheduled a two-day stop April 23 and 24, which includes a meet and greet at Service Employees International Union.

Marianne Williamson, the self-help author, also scheduled her first campaign appearances in Southern and Northern Nevada April 24, 25 and 26. One event includes an LGBTQ town hall at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. 

Later in the week, some of the candidates will appear for the first time together for the SEIU and the Center for American Progress Action Fund National Forum on Wages and Working People April 27. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Sen.Amy Klobuchar, former mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke — are scheduled to be there discussing questions on the economy and labor.

Other candidates have already made first stops earlier in the month including U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, who spoke at UNLV April 15, and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who visited Veterans Village April 5. 

While some are visiting for the first time, others have made multiple stops since announcing they are running.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is returning to Nevada April 18 through 20 and has events scheduled in Southern and Northern Nevada.

Harris, who came to Las Vegas in February, visited Carson City April 2, and was the keynote speaker for Battle Born Progress’ Celebrate Progress event.

Also in April, Warren made her first Northern Nevada appearance. She visited Las Vegas in February.

And looking ahead to next month, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who visited Las Vegas April 8, is scheduled to return May 11 as keynote speaker for the Human Rights Campaign Las Vegas gala.

Michael Lyle
Michael Lyle (MJ to some) has been a journalist in Las Vegas for eight years.  He started his career at View Neighborhood News, the community edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. During his seven years with the R-J, he won several first place awards from the Nevada Press Association and was named its 2011 Journalist of Merit. He left the paper in 2017 and spent a year as a freelance journalist accumulating bylines anywhere from The Washington Post to Desert Companion. While he covers a range of topics from homelessness to the criminal justice system, he gravitates toward stories about race relations and LGBTQ issues. Born and mostly raised in Las Vegas, Lyle graduated from UNLV with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies. He is currently working on his master's in Communications through an online program at Syracuse University. In his spare time, Lyle cooks through Ina Garten recipes in hopes of one day becoming the successor to the Barefoot Contessa throne. When he isn’t cooking (or eating), he also enjoys reading, running and re-watching episodes of “Parks and Recreation.” He is also in the process of learning kickboxing.


  1. Correction: Marianne Williamson’s first campaign visit to Reno, Carson City, Las Vegas,and Henderson was on March 13-16.


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