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The arrival of Air Force One at McCarran International Airport has been a familiar sight in 2012. The president has visited Nevada at least seven times this year, with Wednesday's campaign event being the eighth. (FOX5 FILE)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
President Obama's Las Vegas campaign visit Wednesday has been pushed back by about 30 minutes Wednesday. He is expected to begin speaking at 6:10 p.m. at Cashman Center.
3:50 p.m. THE PRESIDENT arrives at McCarran International Airport
6:10 p.m. THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event, Cashman Center
7:25 p.m. THE PRESIDENT departs Las Vegas en route Aurora, Colorado
After commemorating the anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Washington, President Barack Obama is shifting his focus back on the campaign trail with a Las Vegas event, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 people.
Tickets were available to the public at multiple pick-up points beginning Sunday. Tickets were available only at Cashman Center on Tuesday.
By the time the president returns to the Las Vegas valley, 21 days will have passed since his last visit to the area. In his previous visit, Obama addressed a crowd at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas.
The president touched on jobs and education. During the speech, a heckler also tried interrupting Obama.
Following his previous visit, Obama also gave an impassioned speech when he accepted the Democratic nomination for president at his party's national convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The close timing of the visits underscore Nevada's key role as a swing state in the presidential election. As of Wednesday's visit, Obama will have made eight campaign trips to Las Vegas over the course of 2012.
His Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, has done the same, with his recent visit to the Silver State coming on Tuesday. The candidate addressed a National Guard convention in Reno.
Obama campaign officials have not disclosed what the president plans to specifically address.
The speech will air live on FOX5. The speech will also be streamed live on FOX5Vegas.com.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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