Former President Obama Holds Rally in Las Vegas

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He's particularly focused on Nevada's Senate race, one of the tightest in the country. "I believe in facts, alright?"

Obama railed against the GOP tax law, efforts to repeal his health care law, Trump's attacks on the media, political pressure that the president put on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the separation of immigrant families at the U.S. -Mexico border.

Obama also criticized Heller, saying, 'the current senator, he doesn't seem to be willing to stand up to this. "You know what, it was not done for you". He was outspoken in his opposition for Donald Trump in 2016, declaring himself '100% against Clinton, 99% against Trump'. "You just feel it when you turn on the TV and watch the news", said Maria Huerta, a 39-year-old nurse practitioner in Las Vegas.

At the Monday rally, though, Hispanic voters said they felt anything but disengaged.

He said that there was only one way to control abuses of power and that was the voters, adding that Trump's pressuring US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pursue political rivals is not what should be done in the US but rather is typical of some "dictatorships".

Steve Sisolak, the Democratic candidate for governor, also appeared at the rally.

"When you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it", Obama said, adding that he was a politician who based his words and his policies on facts, an apparent allusion to Trump, who has had to back off of his own remarks on numerous occasions because they proved to be factually incorrect.

Keelie Broom, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said 'Nevada saw some of its darkest days as a result of relentless government overreach advanced by the Obama administration'.

LAS VEGAS ― Former President Barack Obama warned Nevadans on Monday that staying home during November's midterm elections "would be profoundly unsafe to our democracy", saying in a speech that these elections are "more important than any I can remember in my lifetime, and that includes when I was on the ballot".

While Obama is viewed as a liability for Democrats in pure red states where Trump is overwhelmingly popular, he could help the party close the gap with young and Latino voters in a purple state like Nevada following some signs of lagging Latino enthusiasm in recent months.

"Obama has now held rallies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and California as well as Nevada", Politico reported.