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Michelle Obama to visit Las Vegas

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By David Giuliani

Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, is expected to speak in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The Obama campaign announced over the weekend that Obama would be leading the “Early Vote for Change” rally, which is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Plaza Park. The public entrance will be at the southwest corner of the Plaza. The event will be free and open to the public. Also, people can RSVP at nm.barackobama.com.

The Obama campaign, known for its efficiency, already was distributing fliers about Michelle Obama’s planned appearance by Sunday afternoon.

The rally will focus on Barack Obama’s plan to turn around the nation’s economy and the historic nature of the election, according to a press release.

The release states that attendees can start filtering into Plaza Park at 11 a.m. No banners or signs will be permitted, but it’s likely that they will be distributed during the rally.

Obama is coming to New Mexico from California, where she is expected to appear on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Heavily Democratic Las Vegas is no stranger to presidential candidates. In 2004, the community saw many show up, including John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich and Wesley Clark.

New Mexico is considered a battleground state, so both Obama and Republican John McCain are targeting the Land of Enchantment with much advertising.

Both candidates showed up for rallies on Saturday in Albuquerque. McCain attracted around 1,500 people to his event, while Obama drew in 45,000, which is the most people to attend a New Mexico political rally in memory, according to the Albuquerque Journal.