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December 22, 2014

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Edwards, wrapping it up

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards highlighted his recordfighting for unions in his final appeal to Nevada caucus goers Friday.

Edwards said he's not just "talking the talk" like the front-runners,

Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In recent years he said he's walkedpicket lines and been in organizing campaigns more than 240 times.

"Nobody will fight for you and the right to organize like I will,"

Edwards told about 250 cheering supporters at his campaign

headquarters.

Edwards also pointed out that he's the only Democrat opposed to nuclear

energy -- he says the waste is too dangerous -- and was more bold than in

previous speeches in calling out Clinton for taking money from special

interests.

"The candidate who's taken the most money from the oil and gas industry

is not a Republican, it is a Democrat. It is Senator Clinton. Your friends

need to know about that if they're worried about this issue of clean

energy."

Edwards said he's the "underdog" against the two $100 million campaigns,

but that his is a grass roots movement to change the country.

"Don't look at what we say, look at what we've done," Edwards said. "I've

been there over and over and over and I will be there with you when the

fight is tough. Every single time I will be with you."

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