Thousands of President Obama supporters gather at rally
Thousands of Obama supporters gathered at Desert Pines High School Sunday to hear President Obama speak.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- President Obama made his eighth visit this year to the Silver State Sunday and thousands of people came out to see him at a local high school.
President Obama spoke to more than 11,000 people at Desert Pines High School -- the largest rally in Nevada so far this election year.
"We got a lot more work to do here in Nevada and all across the country to make the middle class secure again," said Obama told the large crowd.
The rally was aimed in part at Nevada's Hispanic voters and featured a performance by the popular Mexican rock band Mana.
The President will be spending the next couple of days at Lake Las Vegas before headed to the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday in Colorado.
He is using that time for intensive debate preparations with his top advisers and practice debate partner.
The President admitted to the crowd Sunday that he was "just okay" as a debater and said that Romney is "a good debater."
President Obama won Nevada four years ago and is hoping for the same again this election year. He asked the crowd that gathered on Sunday to keep on believing in him and to work for him.
Online registration has ended in Nevada but residents can still register to vote in person until Oct. 16.
Early voting begins Oct. 20 for the Nov. 6 election.