LAS VEGAS (AP) — A flood of celebrities has descended on Nevada in the final week of early voting, with campaigns hoping to keep their supporters motivated to vote as the presidential race tightens and as down-ballot contests remain nerve-rackingly close. Here are a few of the visitors.
BILL CLINTON AND STEVE AOKI
A DJ known for throwing fully baked cakes on his fans during shows is joining Bill Clinton for a concert at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as part of Hillary Clinton’s “Love Trumps Hate” concert series.
Grammy-nominated electronic dance music producer Steve Aoki is headlining the show at the Cox Pavilion at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Similar concerts are scheduled in battleground states as part of an effort to turn out millennial voters who lean Democratic. Jennifer Lopez performed in Miami, while Jon Bon Jovi took to the stage in Pittsburgh.
Katy Perry, who surprised UNLV students by showing up at their dorm room doors last month to urge them to vote, is schedule to sing a few days before Election Day in Philadelphia.
UNLV also welcomed B.J. Novak, a star in the TV comedy “The Office” during a classroom visit on Wednesday.
Bill Clinton’s visit comes the day after his wife held a rally in Las Vegas and stopped at casino worker cafeterias, barber shops and a hair braiding salon to personally drum up support.
DONALD TRUMP JR. AND NEWT GINGRICH
Donald Trump’s son is stumping for his dad in Las Vegas on Thursday with a 3:15 p.m. rally at Ahern Manufacturing, which makes forklifts and other heavy construction equipment. Trump’s campaign says he’ll bring an undisclosed special guest.
Former U.S. House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is rallying supporters at the Las Vegas Trump campaign headquarters earlier in the afternoon.
Former presidential hopeful Ben Carson is scheduled to visit Las Vegas for the Trump campaign on Saturday.
Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s wife Anne Holton will be campaigning in Reno on Thursday, while Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, will rally the vote in Las Vegas.
Liberal firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts drew crowds when she stopped by Carson City and Reno on Wednesday.
Bernie Sanders is expected to visit before Election Day, although it’s not clear when.
Turnout is expected to determine the outcome in tight Nevada presidential and congressional races.
More than 617,000 people have cast ballots during the early voting period that wraps up Friday. That’s about 41 percent of Nevada’s 1.5 million active registered voters.