Ann Romney rallies supporters in Henderson

Joyce Lupiani

Ann Romney rallies supporters in Henderson

CREATED Oct. 1, 2012

Henderson, NV (KTNV) -- The wife of Republican presidential campaign Mitt Romney was in Las Vegas yesterday.

Ann Romney spoke at a victory rally at the Henderson Convention Center.

The rally was attended by about 1,000 supporters. It was her second appearance in less than a week in the hotly contested state. She also spoke at a victory rally on Thursday in Reno.

Romney shared several personal stories with the crowd about how her husband helped friends through health and financial problems.

Romney pointed out Nevada's high unemployment rate and told the crowd that President Obama had not brought jobs to Nevada.

She also talked about how much she cares about the couple's five sons.

It was one of those sons -- Matt -- who introduced his mother to the crowd.

She also told the crowd that the country is "ready for a turnaround" and "ready for Mitt Romney."

Nevada is a battleground state. Obama easily won the state four years ago but the most recent polls show that the current race for the White House is extremely close.

Obama spoke at a rally on Sunday at Desert Pines High School and is still in Southern Nevada preparing for the first debate with Mitt Romney on Wednesday in Colorado.

First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak on Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Reno, before joining her husband for the debate.