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Presidential hopeful visits Gardnerville

Presidential candidate Tom Steyer was greeted by a small crowd when he visited Gardnerville on Tuesday.

The Democrat held a meet and greet lunch session at JJ’s Mexican Food.

Steyer, who is seeking the party’s nomination for president, has blanketed the airwaves in Western Nevada with his campaign commercials.

On Tuesday he arrived in a big blue bus, covered with slogans.

Douglas County Democrats are scheduled to caucus on Feb. 22, after three days of early voting.

Early voting begins Saturday for Douglas County Democrats with polls open in locations across the county.

Polls will be open at Kahle Community Center, Sunridge Fire Station, the Douglas County Democrats headquarters and the Gardnerville Ranchos Fire Station on Saturday leading up to the caucus and precinct meetings.

For information on early voting times and locations, along with caucus locations, visit https://douglasdems.org.

Steyer is not the only candidate or surrogate to stump in Douglas County preceding the caucus.

Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., visited Democratic headquarters in Minden on Sunday as a surrogate for Vice President Joe Biden.

Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar has also been to Minden, as have a couple of candidates who are no longer in the running.

Klobuchar finished third in New Hampshire, according to news reports.

On Tuesday a lone Republican holding a Trump sign took up a position across Main Street from the Steyer rally.