In his narrow victory in Nevada four years ago, Mr. Biden was greatly helped by the state’s influential unions, which represent workers in the hospitality and casino industries. Many of those workers are Hispanic. Last month in Las Vegas, Mr. Trump said that Mr. Biden had “devastated the Latino community” economically and that Hispanics had been “better off” financially under the Trump administration.
Mr. Biden last visited Nevada in December, when he announced $8.2 billion in funding for passenger rail projects. He slammed Mr. Trump’s approach to infrastructure, saying that the former president had failed to deliver. The Biden campaign is heavily promoting a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Mr. Biden has championed as a cudgel against Mr. Trump, although it could take years for voters to see the results of such projects.
Artie Blanco, a Democratic National Committee member from Nevada, called Mr. Biden the most “pro-worker president we have seen in generations,” but said he and his campaign needed to “ensure the working class know what he has done.”
As it has become more likely that Mr. Trump will win the Republican nomination, Mr. Biden has swung into campaign mode, holding rallies to trumpet his administration’s record. So far, he has faced few road bumps in the primary election. He won New Hampshire as a write-in candidate last month, and then earned 96 percent of the vote in South Carolina.
On Saturday, Mr. Biden met with Black entertainment industry leaders at a fund-raiser at the Los Angeles mansion of George Lucas, the “Star Wars” filmmaker, before traveling to Las Vegas the next day.