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Bill Clinton to speak in Las Vegas Tuesday

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Former President Bill Clinton will stump for President Barack Obama's campaign Tuesday in Las Vegas, speaking at Springs Preserve.

According to the Obama campaign, Clinton will discuss a choice in the election "between moving forward with President Obama's vision to create an economy that's built to last from the middle out, or going back to the same failed top-down economic policies that crashed our economy and hurt the middle class."

GOP challenger Mitt Romney saw a bump in polls last week following the first presidential debate in Colorado.

The latest Pew and Gallup poll numbers showed Romney's strong first debate performance erase Obama's lead, and the candidates are basically tied.

FOX5 political analyst Dan Hart said bringing Clinton here is another smart move by a highly organized campaign. "He's one of the best communicators the Democratic Party has, as we saw at his convention speech. Also he's very popular in Nevada. He's carried this state twice as president."

The president's campaign re-election press secretary, Ben LaBolt, told FOX5 Clinton's visit proves how critical our swing state is. "I think it speaks to the importance with which we view Las Vegas and Nevada."

LaBolt said we can expect more high-profile visits over the next four weeks.

There are still tickets for the free event on Tuesday. You can click here to register for them online. Nevada Democratic Party officials also said tickets will be available at the door.

Doors are scheduled to open at 2:30 p.m.

Clinton's Las Vegas visit comes just 11 days before early voting begins in Nevada, on Oct. 20.

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