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In their own words: AAPI voters in Nevada talk economy, guns, race

Maria Clara "MC" Balicanta works at the Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Las Vegas. She belongs to the powerful Culinary Workers Union and canvasses for union-backed candidates.

MC Balicanta: Right now, all the prices [have gone] up: the rent, the gas, all the groceries. I have two children — my oldest is here with me. We're renting at my coworker's house, just a two bedroom. It's really hard to put aside money that you want to buy a house in the future.

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