MICHELLE L. PRICE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Bernie Sanders for President campaign set up shop in Las Vegas last July, its first move was to open an office in the city's east side, the heart of the Latino community. Staffers decorated the stark space with brightly colored paper banners known as "papel picado" and threw an office opening party with a mariachi band and appearance from Sanders himself.
Three times a day canvassers spill out of its doors to walk the streets, knocking on doors, calling out at neighbors in Spanish and talking up Sanders — or as he is known to some Latino supporters, "Tio Bernie."
A self-declared socialist from Vermont, Sanders is sometimes pigeon-holed as the hero to white college students and lefty boomers. But his