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Scenes From Early Voting in Nevada

Nevada Democrats make a big push for the crucial early vote

Supporters of Rep. Jacky Rosen, the Democratic Senate nominee in Nevada, wave signs Friday outside KLAS-TV in Las Vegas before the debate between Rosen and GOP Sen. Dean Heller. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Nevada, where early voting began Saturday, is the scene of one of the most contested Senate races this cycle — the only one where a Republican incumbent is defending a seat in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.

Democrats in the Silver State are working hard to on the Latino vote — bolstered by an energetic get-out-the-early-vote effort from the powerful Culinary Worker Union Local 226.

Roll Call was on the ground Friday for the debate between Republican incumbent Dean Heller and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Jacky Rosen, and on Saturday as Democrats kicked off the first day of early voting.

Here’s what we saw:

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 19: Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and his challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., shake hands before the start of the Nevada U.S. Senate debate at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher/POOL)
Heller and Rosen shake hands Friday before the start of their Las Vegas debate, their only one of the campaign. (AP Photo/John Locher/POOL)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: Steven Horsford, candidate for Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District, and Susie Lee, Democratic candidate for Nevada’s Third Congressional District, speak at the Nevada Democrats' early vote rally, which featured former Vice President Joe Biden, at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Former Rep. Steven Horsford, who’s seeking his old 4th District seat, and Susie Lee, the Democratic nominee for the 3rd District, speak Saturday at the Democrats’ early vote rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., left, and Democratic candidate for Senate Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.,hold hands up in the air at the Nevada Democrats' early vote rally, which featured former Vice President Joe Biden, at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Rosen join hands at the early vote rally in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Nevada Democrats' early vote rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Former Vice President Joe Biden rallies the troops at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: An Elvis impersonator looks on as former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Nevada Democrats' early vote rally at the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
 An Elvis impersonator looks on as Biden speaks in Las Vegas on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: A sign directs voters to the early voting location at the East Las Vegas Community Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A sign directs voters to the early voting location at the East Las Vegas Community Center in a predominately Latino area of Las Vegas on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, dances with a supporter at the East Las Vegas Community Center, an early voting location, in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rosen dances with a supporter at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., speaks on stage as dancers with the Mexico Vivo group prepares to perform at the East Las Vegas Community Center, an early voting location, in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Cortez Masto speaks onstage as dancers with the Mexico Vivo group prepare to perform at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Dancers with the Mexico Vivo group prepares to perform at the East Las Vegas Community Center, an early voting location, in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Dancers with the Mexico Vivo group entertain the crowd at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: The Mariachi Corazón Azteca group warms up before performing for the mostly latino crowd at the East Las Vegas Community Center, an early voting location, in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Mariachi Corazón Azteca group warms up before performing for the mostly Latino crowd at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, candidate for Nevada governor, gives a thumbs up after tasting a taco at the East Las Vegas Community Center, an early voting location, in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the first day of early voting in Nevada. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, the Democratic nominee for Nevada governor, gives a thumbs-up after tasting a taco at the East Las Vegas Community Center on Saturay. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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