Former President Barack Obama defended his record at a Las Vegas election rally Monday, telling Nevada Democrats to "remember who started" the country's economic recovery after the Great Recession and accusing President Trump of practicing "corrupt politics."
The former president was also joined on stage by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak, who is running against Republican state attorney general Adam Laxalt to replace term-limited GOP Gov.
The rally at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas arena included specific appeals to young people and Latinos, key demographics who could boost Democrat numbers if they participate.
Though Obama used his speech Monday to say Republicans have been rolling back the progress his administration made, the GOP on Monday responded with an identical criticism of Obama and Democrats.
"We've made incredible strides thanks to President Trump and our GOP-led Congress, and it's insulting for Barack Obama to come out here and try to rally support for candidates like Jacky Rosen, Steve Sisolak, [U.S. House candidates] Susie Lee and Steven Horsford who will work to systematically dismantle the policies generating all of this progress."