Nevada voters wont be able to caucus for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Thirteen candidates filed out the necessary paperwork to get on the states preference card, including all the top candidates except for Bloomberg.
Bloomberg, 77, has not focused much on the four earliest voting states—Nevada, Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina—hoping instead to win states on Super Tuesday, when voters in more than a dozen states will head to the polls.
Bloomberg is the latest entry into the Democratic primary, not announcing his candidacy until late November 2019.
The Nevada State Democratic Party announced the candidates who will appear on the card on Jan. 1, a day after the filing deadline passed.
Candidates who will be on the card include Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), billionaire Tom Steyer, author Marianne Williamson, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who announced his entry in the race just before Bloomberg.
“As the first diverse early state and a key battleground state, Nevada plays a crucial role in the presidential nominating process, making our state a bellwether for the direction of the country. Were beyond excited to have an incredible and diverse slate of candidates competing in our First in the West Caucus in 2020,” Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II said in a statement.
A caucus is governed by rules established by a political party. The Feb. 22 caucus will feature voters gathering in groups to show their preference for their top candidates. Theyll also fill out preference cards recording who they want to win the caucus.
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