President Barack Obama laid out his case for re-election to valley voters.
The president visited for the seventh time this year as he spoke to 8,000 supporters at the Cashman Center Wednesday evening.
It was a very subdued speech, without the usual fire, due to the events in Libya.
After a short statement on the happenings in Libya, he segued right into his plan for America.
"We've got work to do overseas, but we've also got to do some work here at home," the president said. "And we've got to do some work right here in the great state of Nevada."
The president hit briefly on a long list of topics from education to taxes to unemployment and went on the attack against Republicans, who he says is rolling out the same solutions.
"Nevada got hit harder than most," the president said. "But here's the thing. I don't think the best answer to today's new challenges are old sales pitches. Tax cuts in good times, tax cuts in bad times. Tax cuts while we're at peace, tax cuts while we're at war. Tax cuts to help you lose those few extra pounds. Tax cuts to give your love life an extra kick."
The president said the answer is to build a strong middle class and raise taxes on households making $250,000 a year or more, saying that money, plus money saved from scaled back military operations, can be used at home to put people back to work and pay down the national debt.
He concluded with a plea for grassroots help for November.
"If you're willing to work with me, and vote for me, and knock on some doors with me, we will win here in Clark County," the president said. "We will win in Nevada. We will win this election."
Obama left Las Vegas right after the speech and flew to Denver, where he is staying overnight.
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