I just received this in my inbox from State Senator Stephen Horsford via the Nevada State Democratic Party:
Dear Democratic leaders,Um. No. Until the convention, Barack Obama is the "presumptive" nominee.
On the eve of Sen. Barack Obama’s first visit to Nevada since becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, Democratic leaders in Northern and Southern Nevada will hold news conferences to to talk about the Democratic unity behind Sen. Obama’s bid for the presidency.
In Reno, Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie and Treasurer Kate Marshall will lead a news conference, and we hope you will stand with them as they discuss Sen. Obama’s plan for Nevada and the nation, and pledge to “Turn Nevada Blue.” At the same time in Las Vegas, Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid and I will spearhead a similar news conference.
As you might have seen, recent polls show Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain in a neck-and-neck race here in Nevada. I hope you can attend this event to show Nevadans that Democrats are united around Sen. Obama and will work together to change our country.
What: Unity news conference on the eve of Sen. Obama’s visit to Las Vegas
When: Noon, Monday, June 23
Where: Washoe County Democratic Party Headquarters
1465 Terminal Way, Suite 1, Reno
For more information, please contact myself at (702) 985-7535 or Kirsten Searer at (702) 236-1498.
Senate Minority Leader