LAS VEGAS — While greeting voters at an employee café at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino Thursday, an elderly Hispanic woman told Hillary Clinton that “if you don’t win, I don’t win.”
The woman, Blanca, was in tears when she met Clinton and the two stood face to face holding each others arms.
Blanca is a cook at the hotel’s All-American Bar and Grill and told Hillary that she’s “been in this country and this is my country.” She said that she migrated here in 1965.
Blanca went on to tell Clinton that she previously supported Al Gore in 2000 and then Hillary in her failed 2008 bid. She now thinks “if you [Clinton] don’t win, I don’t win.” She went on to say, “be strong, that’s what I like about you, you’re a very strong woman.”
Clinton seemed moved by the encounter and a man in the crowd then yelled “bravo,” and the two hugged.
Over 25 percent of the Nevada’s population is Hispanic. Clinton and Bernie Sanders are both vying for that important demographic to come out and caucus for them Saturday. (RELATED: Latest Hillary Clinton Ad Features Crying Girl Afraid Of Deportation)
Clinton made sure to remind the workers at the cafeteria to caucus for her, repeating several times “Saturday at 11.” She added to one woman that you can caucus at your workplace.