NVREUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn NEW YORK — Nevada’s state newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will vote Tuesday in the state’s presidential primary for the first time in decades, according to a news release.
The decision by the newspaper to support the presumptive Democratic nominee will be made by the editorial board, which will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. in a room on the third floor of the newspaper’s downtown newsroom.
The decision to support Hillary Clinton will be a historic moment, said president and publisher Tom D’Agostino, who said he was a longtime supporter of the former first lady and senator.
The editorial board has a record of standing up for the First Amendment, he said.
We’re in this for the long haul.
This is a time for all Nevadans to stand up for freedom and equality and for a nation where everyone has the right to live as they choose.
The paper is expected to vote on the Democratic candidate on Feb. 20, and the Republican nominee on March 10.
The candidate with the largest number of delegates at the end of the day will be named the winner.
D’Agolio said the paper will not announce its endorsement until after the convention.