Mark Z. Barabak
Los Angeles Times

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January 15, 2007
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Nevada unique challenge for Dem presidential hopefuls

LAS VEGAS - Forget the jokes about caucusing in brothels, or trawling for votes amid the slots and blackjack tables along the neon-drenched Strip.

When Democratic presidential hopefuls come calling on Nevada, the real challenge will be the party faithful they find in this independent-minded state, which will host the West's first nominating contest in a little over a year.

Democrats here like guns, loathe taxes and see nature as a source of fun and profit, not a place to be locked away by some Washington bureaucrat. And skip the Rust Belt rhetoric about all those manufacturing jobs fleeing to …

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