Democratic presidential candidates attempt to appeal to union workers


FILE – In this April 5, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

 – Former Vice President Joe Biden won’t be at a Nevada union event Saturday, but his presence will loom large.

Six Democratic presidential candidates trying to overcome Biden’s blue-collar appeal and outsized presence in the 2020 race plan to pitch themselves as champions of workers and kitchen-table issues while speaking to one of America’s largest unions in Las Vegas.

Union supporters worry the field of at least 20 Democrats is spending too little time talking about bread-and-butter concerns.

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