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Rep. Susie Lee said she would continue to fight for Nevada to have the first-in-the-nation status.
“Nevada represents the rising electorate in this nation,” she said. “It’s a purple state. I say that elections are about time and resources, and early on spending your resources, honing your message to an electorate that’s actually going to be the electorate that gets you across the finish line. Starting your campaign in a state like Nevada, I think, is important.”
Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell, who said she has worked for 30 years to move her state into the early nominating window, said she expects the fight to continue beyond this weekend into February, when the schedule would officially be approved by the full Democratic National Committee.
“This is not done until February,” she said. “When we win, there will still be people that’ll still be fighting back.”
She said the proposed schedule reflects the diversity of the country and focuses on states where candidates will be participating in retail politics. She pointed to this year’s competitive congressional races, including Cortez Masto’s reelection, which guaranteed Democrats would keep control of the chamber.