HENDERSON, Nevada (AP) — As he faces a neck-and-neck battle for the Nevada governor's mansion, Democrat Steve Sisolak is making an education and school safety-focused pitch to a group of high school students, the kind of message that those on the left hope will resonate with energized young voters this November.
Sisolak appeared at a suburban high school in Henderson Friday with the chair of the Democratic Governors Association, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
Inslee declared the Nevada race the top priority for Democrats looking for flip control of governor's mansions in this year's midterm elections.
Sisolak, the chairman of the Clark County Commission, spoke about education funding, school safety and gun violence and repeatedly the asked the teenagers whether they were old enough to vote, were registered and whether they planned to cast a ballot in the upcoming election.