Campaign officials for President Obama said he will appear at a grassroots event in Las Vegas set for Sunday at Desert Pines High School.
Tickets for the event are set to be distributed to the public beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. at several locations, including:
East Las Vegas OFA Office, 3230 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 111; Green Valley OFA Office, 2925 Green Valley Parkway, E, Henderson; MacDonald Ranch OFA Office, 1720 Horizon Ridge, #120, Henderson; Northwest Las Vegas OFA Office, 5061 N. Rainbow, Suite #150; Summerlin OFA Office, 7469 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, Las Vegas; Central Las Vegas OFA Office, 860 S. Rancho Drive, Ste. 7; North Las Vegas OFA Office, 5135 Camino al Norte, Ste. 230, North Las Vegas; Northeast Las Vegas OFA Office, 4955 E. Craig Road, Ste. 15, North Las Vegas.
The event was scheduled for 4 p.m. Officials said one ticket will be admitted per person on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Campaign officials also told the Los Angeles Times that Obama's trip to Nevada will include a scheduled debate retreat at an undisclosed location in Henderson.
Obama aides told the Times that the President's busy schedule makes it hard to find time for debate preparations. Three days have been ‘blocked out' to prepare for the October debates, the paper said. The first debate between Obama and Mitt Romney is Oct. 3 in Denver.
The White House said the president will arrive at McCarran Airport on board Air Force One on Sunday before the grassroots event.
There were no public event scheduled for two days after the rally. The president will depart from Las Vegas on Wednesday, the White House said.
Analysts say the debates are an opportunity for Romney to re-energize and focus his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is rehearsing regularly with Sen. Rob Portman, R-OH, who plays the part of Obama during practice sessions, according to the L.A. Times.
As numerous online publications point out, Obama and Romney advisors are playing down debate expectations for their respective candidates. Neither campaign wants the bar set too high.
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