All of the Democratic presidential candidates have agreed to participate in the Clark County Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner on Nov. 15, said Democratic Chairman John Hunt on Thursday. The dinner will directly follow the Democratic Presidential Debate in Las Vegas.

The dinner will feature U.S. Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Chris Dodd; former Sens. John Edwards and Mike Gravel; Congressman Dennis Kucinich; and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

Composing 73 percent of the total Democratic vote in Nevada, Clark County is a must-win county. Because the Nevada contest is a caucus and not a primary, additional emphasis is placed on organizing. With roughly 80 percent of the Clark County Jefferson Jackson Dinner made up of potential precinct captains, there will be pressure on the candidates to win over this crowd of opinion leaders and community activists.

Tickets to the dinner are still available, but going fast. To buy a ticket, visit the Clark County Democrats' Web site at: or call (702) 735-1600.

The Nevada Caucus is Jan. 19. For information on the Caucus, go to:


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