Former First Lady Michelle Obama decried “the nastiness of our politics” at a campaign-like voting rally for her “non-partisan” voter registration initiative in Nevada on Sunday.
“When you don’t vote, that’s exactly what you’re doing—you’re letting other people make decisions for you,” Obama said.
Kyle Lierman, an Obama administration veteran leading the voter registration effort, said that the money for When We All Vote—which employs ten paid staffers—comes from “foundations and individuals who have been supportive of the Obamas and who care about voting.”
The state is considered a toss-up in the latest RealClearPolitics (RCP) polling average, with challenger Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) leading by 0.7 percent in the polls against incumbent Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV).
Rick Scott (R) leads by 0.3 percent in the polls against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and former Tennessee Gov.