The Latest: Warren poses for hundreds of selfies in Reno – Virginian-Pilot

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign rally in Nevada (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is posing for photographs with hundreds of backers in Reno.

More than half of the 500 people who filled a high school gymnasium in Reno for Warren’s campaign rally on Saturday lined up for selfies with the Massachusetts senator after she spoke for 30 minutes and took questions from the audience.

Warren touted her plan to spend $500 billion over the next 10 years to build and rehabilitate affordable housing units for low-income families.

She also said that legalizing marijuana nationally would be a great way to begin to remove racism from the U.S. justice system. She ways minorities and whites use pot at about the same rate but African Americans are much more likely to be arrested for the crime in places where it’s illegal.

Recreational use of up to an ounce of marijuana has been legal in Nevada since July 2017.

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12:05 p.m.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says Democrats running for president will have to do more than campaign on an anti-Trump message if they want to take back the White House in 2020. She says they’ll have to explain their own vision for the future of the country.

Warren made her second campaign trip to the early caucus state of Nevada on Saturday. She told about 500 people at a rally in a high school gymnasium in Reno she has an ambitious agenda that would force billionaires to pay their fair share of taxes, strengthen labor unions and protect everyone’s right to vote.

The Massachusetts senator says it’s important to build a broad grassroots campaign in Nevada and other places now to have a chance to win next year. She told the

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