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Amy Klobuchar to address Democrats at Nevada convention

The Associated Press
Then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to union members during an International Union of Painters and Allied Trades convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
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The Nevada State Democratic Party announced Tuesday that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was chosen be the keynote speaker for the party’s state convention in June.

The State Convention is scheduled to be held remotely from June 11 through June 13.

Klobuchar unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination and endorsed presidential candidate Joe Biden after dropping out.

Nevada is a critical state for Biden’s chances at winning the presidential election over President Donald Trump, Klobuchar said.

“The Silver State has done incredible work electing Democrats up and down the ticket,” the senator said. “From electing the first-ever female-majority State Legislature to flipping a U.S. Senate seat in 2018, Nevada has become a blueprint other battleground states work to emulate. I look forward to addressing the Democrats who will bring our party success once again in November.”

The State Party is offering a number of virtual events during the three-day convention to allow Democrats to connect remotely including digital organizing training and a women’s leadership brunch.

Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and members of the Nevada federal delegation are also slated to speak.