How the Harry Reid-Culinary Union machine could shape Nevada’s general election

If the caucuses and primary were dress rehearsals, Nevada Democrats are starting to feel well-positioned for Nov. 8.

Those were main events in their own right, deciding who would carry the party’s banner in the general election. But they also enabled Democratic forces to flex their political muscle.

Two years ago, the state’s Democratic machine faltered: Republicans swept offices statewide, took control of both houses of the Legislature and, in a shocking blow, spirited away Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford’s Congressional seat.

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