Candidates converge on Nevada as caucus could alter the trajectory of the race

Nevada's racial diversity and strong union presence will play a critical role in how the nation's third contest plays out.
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The democratic presidential candidates are setting their sights on Nevada. A week before the state holds its caucus. ABC's Rachel Scott is in las Vegas as several candidates make their case to the vote. Reporter: Eva, good morning. With early voting kicking off today the candidates are packing their schedules ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The next two contests will be a crucial test as the democratic primary turns to more diverse states. This morning, the race to get ahead in the west. It's good to be back. Back in the battle born state. Reporter: Joe Biden confident he can finish top two here in Nevada after falling behind in the first two contests. I have been saying for some time now that character, the character of the nation is on the ballot and I mean it in a literal sense. We're in the battle of, we're in the battle for the soul of this country. Reporter: With the caucuses just one week away the former vp beefing up his staff in the state. Now more than 130 on the ground. Nevada's racial diversity and strong union presence will play a critical role in how the third contest plays out. Senator Amy klobuchar campaigning in Las Vegas facing questions about her immigration record. And her vote for a bill more than a decade ago which included an amendment to make English the official language. That's not a position I take. Okay. I did vote that way. That way back then along with many other people. You should check out the base bill. It was in the base bill in the end. Reporter: Mayor Pete buttigieg fighting to build support among minority voters. The only way to win is deserve it. Reach out and ask and seek that support. Reporter: Also looking for another strong finish, Bernie Sanders fresh off his new Hampshire victory, already focusing on the states next in We'll win the state of Texas. Reporter: The field narrowed. Three candidates have dropped out of the race in the last week. Eight still fighting for the chance to take on president trump. Dan. This is wide open for now. It seems like Bernie is the man to stop. Rachel, thank you. We'll have continuing coverage leading up to the Nevada caucus right here on ABC news and over on our new streaming channel ABC newslive available right now breaking news and analysis around the clock.

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