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President Obama expected to campaign in Las Vegas on Sunday


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

President Barack Obama enters the Cashman Center for a campaign stop Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.

Updated Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 | 4:55 p.m.

President Barack Obama is expected to campaign in Las Vegas on Sunday, as part of a western swing prior to the Oct. 3 debate in Denver.

Obama’s campaign confirmed the "grass-roots" campaign event, but said further details are unavailable. An email from Obama for America’s Nevada political director mentioned the visit.

The visit would be Obama’s ninth to Nevada this year. His last visit to Southern Nevada was Sept. 12.

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  1. For someone who said you shouldn't blow money in Vegas President Obama is sure spending a lot to buy our votes.

  2. Welcome back to Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada. I hope to get a ticket to come and listen. I hope to see some Tea Baggers or I call Tea Headers outside giving there 1st Amendment try.

  3. I am voting Obama, the Jewish guy for Netenyahoo convinced me Go Obama !!

  4. I guess when he's not busy condemning single mothers, Jim is fond of parroting Karl Rove.

    Jim's debunked here:

    We look forward to welcoming you back to Las Vegas, Mr. President.

  5. The President is firming the message before early voting begin next month. Nevada is one of the early voting States.

    President Obama will win re-election by 6 to 8 points.

  6. Obama's record:

    Unemployment is 8.3% and has been above 8% for 42 straight months!
    Underemployed is over 15%
    The price of gas -- When Obama took office, a gallon of gas cost you $1.85. Today, it's up to $3.59 per gallon (July's rise was 17 cents a gallon).
    GDP has consistently been under 3% which is awful.
    71% of small business owners believe we're still in a recession.
    You have to work 107 days each year just to pay Federal, State, & Local taxes -- That means
    you don't earn a penny until April 18th.
    More than 30% of unemployed Americans have been out of work for more than a year -- In
    2007, that number was 10%.
    Low income America -- According to NBC News, virtually half of all Americans are considered
    to be "low income" or living in poverty.
    Propping up the economy by monetizing our massive debt -- In 2008, the Federal Reserve
    bought "negligible" amounts of our debt, last year the Fed purchased 61% of the government
    debt issued by the Treasury Dept.
    The price of gold when Obama was inaugurated, $850 an ounce. Today, gold is over $1500.
    Billions Spent on Green Energy is just gone with no results.

  7. Of course President Obama is welcome to Las Vegas. Anytime.

    But what I find incredibly hilarious is the usual suspects here on the LV Sun posting inflammatory comments at any article that mentions his name. And that's fine. Go ahead on with your bad self. Free speech is somethin', ain't it?

    But it's just signifying and testifying...just empty talk.

    Right now, the grassroots pound the pavements efforts in Nevada are in full gear. As of today, in the Las Vegas area, the Democratic Party registered voters outnumber the Tea/Republican Party registered voters by just about 100,000. And Statewide, it's about 65,000. The latest polls show President Obama has a 7 point lead here in Nevada.

    Contrary to popular belief, casino owners like Adelson and Wynn, with all their money thrown at the election, not to support Romney, but because they hate President Obama, don't comprise the majority of voters out here. As a reminder, the voters here aren't just Romney's 47 percent. They are part of the entire 99 percent population of Americans. And the fat cat casino owners that are trying to influence the election are way less than 1 percent. We outnumber them. And they know that. That's why they continually try to throw money at their problem, trying to get the discussion changed their way....all in order to get Nevadans to vote against their best interests. Casino owners hate paying taxes. They want a Tea/Republican in office. Because they love them Bush Tax Cuts.

    I'm not fooled by all the deflecting they are frantically doing.

    The commenters here on LV Sun that spew ultra-conservative nonsense, most of it without any facts to back it up, are standing on a railroad track, screaming, jumping up and down, shaking their fists angrily at a train barrelling down the track 90 MPH.

    Obama/Biden 2012! AND a Democratic Party majority in both the House and the Senate! We got a country to fix here. And quit spending time on stupid ultra-conservative nonsense that gets us nowhere.

    Romney/Ryan 1040s please! Cough 'em up. Everything Senator Reid said about Romney's taxes has never been proven wrong still to this day. Release 'em, Wrong Way Romney. The American voters out here want to see what you are so secret about...which is probably the revealtion of your tax returns would verify you are hiding something horrible it would render you unelectable.

  8. More koolaid anyone...

    Can we talk about your record? I didn't think so...

  9. I hope he reimburse the city for security details they must provide, I have read he has stiffed a few along his campaign trail.

  10. For a town dependent on tourism, Obama's "off the teleprompter" remarks hurt a lot of people and killed a lot of jobs.

    But since we have a strong union and high school graduates who can't spell their names, many will vote for the man because he said some nice things.... Words are what count to a liberal. Not actions...

    If actions counted, Obama would have never made it this far.