Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are appealing to Nevada Democrats, looking beyond Iowa and New Hampshire in a presidential contest that could play a major role in determining the nomination.
Clinton, Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are vying for support before a raucous crowd of about 1,500 at the state party's caucus dinner. It's one of the largest gatherings before Nevada's presidential caucuses on Feb. 20.
Clinton promised Wednesday evening that activists would "always have a friend in the White House if I am your president." She noted she had raised millions of dollars to strengthen state parties. Sanders and O'Malley were speaking later in the night.
Clinton has led in Nevada polls but Sanders has poured money and staff into the state, seeking an upset victory.