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President Obama rallies supporters in North Las Vegas

Molly Waldron

President Obama rallies supporters in North Las Vegas

CREATED Nov. 1, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- President Obama rallied supporters in North Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon, making a final push for votes in Southern Nevada.

The President arrived at McCarran International Airport on Air Force One at about 1:15 p.m. He was greeted by Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other local leaders.

Obama was then whisked off to the Cheyenne Sports Complex at the College of Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas, where about 4,500 people awaited his arrival. 

There, actress Eva Longoria spoke to the crowd, encouraging voters to head to the polls early in support of the President's re-election.

Volunteer Sue Brooks introduced the President. 

President Obama took the stage at about 2:06 p.m. to chants of "Four More Years" from the crowd. He started by commenting on the devastation on the East Coast caused by Hurricane Sandy, promising help will be provided for the victims.

The President then addressed differences between his policies and Republican Mitt Romney's. He addressed job growth, the importance of a strong middle class and his foreign policy record. 

Obama encouraged supporters to get to the polls as early voting ends Friday.

He left the event just before 3 p.m. to head back to Air Force One at McCarran Aiport. 

Meanwhile, GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan campaigned at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in northern Nevada. Ryan will then head to Las Vegas to meet with supporters and volunteers at a local campaign office. 

That event is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. at the campaign office on Tropicana.

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