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election 2012:

Romney, Obama will visit Las Vegas Valley on back-to-back days

Updated Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 | 11:07 a.m.

Las Vegas will host both presidential candidates next week, as Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama make back-to-back swings through town to drum up support as voting gets under way.

The Obama campaign announced Saturday morning that Obama will make a late-night grassroots appearance in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as part of a two-day “America Forward!” tour.

Obama will start the tour in Iowa on Wednesday morning and travel through Denver for a rally before arriving in Las Vegas. The whirlwind tour of swing states continues with the president flying overnight to Tampa, Fla., for another grassroots rally Thursday and finally stopping off in Richmond, Va., before heading home.

No further information about the Las Vegas event was available. On Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama will follow up on her husband’s performance with another rally in Las Vegas, as reported earlier this week.

The Obama duo will come into Las Vegas on the heels of Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan, who will hold an event Tuesday morning at the Henderson Pavilion, as reported earlier today.

It is the first time Romney and Ryan will appear together in Nevada.

Doors open at the Henderson Pavilion at 9:45 a.m. Tickets can be picked up between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at Las Vegas Victory HQ, 9640 W. Tropicana Avenue, Suite 106, and Henderson (Gibson Road) Office, 157 N. Gibson Road, Suite 110.

The close proximity of the visits is a reflection of the presidential polls in Nevada, most of which show the president with a slight edge over Romney in what otherwise is a very close, swing-state race.

Their appearances in Southern Nevada begin the day after Romney and Obama are scheduled to meet for their final debate appearance Monday night and will occur in the middle of early voting season, which began Saturday and runs through Nov. 2.

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  1. Thankfully, the President and Mrs. Obama do not have to pay for the use of Air Force One on Wednesday, Air Force Two on Thursday, or the C-17 cargo plane that hauls their limo. If so, the Obama campaign would have to raise as much as Romney to pay for transportation. I hope the Obamas (the taxpayers?) purchase fuel for the three gas guzzlers while they're parked at McCarran. Then at least they'll be helping the local economy instead of just tying up traffic and shutting down the Grand Canyon air tour industry while they're here -- again -- on unofficial business.

  2. This waste of Taxpayer money must stop.
    The President should have to pay all expenses for and his and Michell's, as well as Joe Biden's trips around the country campaigning.

    This Must stop!

  3. It is such a laugh to read partisans each time and election period arrives, whether it is a Republican President or a Democrat.

    Both parties have a tizzy about the costs, whether it is Republicans or Democrats.

    Grow Up, both partisan groups!

    We can solve that by both going back to the 50's and doing what they did then for their campaigns. We would save alot of money all around.

    However, I doubt they would want to behave in such a manner. It is too mature and intelligent.

  4. Obama and Democrats all the way!