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Nevada will be a crucial test for the Clinton and Sanders campaigns

Nevada will be a crucial test for the Clinton and Sanders campaigns

By the time Bernie Sanders launched his challenge to Hillary Clinton in May, her campaign team had already been in Nevada for a month, knocking on doors, dialing voters and cajoling endorsements from local leaders.

Nevada was supposed to be Clinton's “firewall,” a state where she could stop Sanders’ progress no matter what happened in Iowa or New Hampshire. But with both presidential hopefuls headed to the state this weekend to campaign before the Feb. 20 Democratic caucus, Clinton’s sure bet is off.

After suffering a double-digit defeat to Sanders in New Hampshire, Clinton's campaign staffers are quietly lowering expectations here, saying they are...

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