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Obama arrives in Vegas for evening campaign rally
LAS VEGAS—President Barack Obama arrived in battleground Nevada late Wednesday for a get-out-the vote rally featuring a free concert by pop singer Katy Perry at a park near downtown Las Vegas.The campaign event drew more than 10,000 people, according to Las Vegas fire officials and organizers, with long lines still standing on sidewalks during a 30-minute performance by Perry.
The teen singing star took the stage to high-pitched squeals and screams of her fans about the same time Air Force One landed at McCarran International Airport across town.
Perry wore a tight white dress imprinted like a President of the United States ballot, and a square box on her right hip filled in next to the names of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
The singer opened with a rendition of Al Green's soul hit, "Let's Get Together," and played five songs, including "Teenage Dream, " before ending with a thumping bass drum version of "Firework."
She paused before the last song to exhort people in the crowd to vote early.
"Don't wait. Go tomorrow," Perry said. "How many of you are 18 here? It's going to be your first time, right?"
Minutes earlier, Democratic Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley told the crowd that Nevada can be the key to re-electing Obama.
The president is on a two-day tour of key battleground states that included stops in Iowa and Colorado on Wednesday and was scheduled to head to Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Thursday.
Obama won Nevada in 2008 but is in a tight race with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the state's six electoral votes.Romney and running mate Paul Ryan on Tuesday drew a crowd estimated by campaign organizers at 6,000 for a noon Republican party rally at an amphitheater in Henderson, several miles southwest of the Las Vegas.