RENO- Republican Mitt Romney told a cheering crowd of about 2,000 in Reno they will play a big role in deciding who’s the next president.
President Barack Obama carried the key battleground state of Nevada last time around partly because he became the first Democrat since Lyndon Johnson in 1964 to win the Republican-leaning Washoe County.
But Romney said during a lunch-hour speech in downtown Reno on Wednesday that he’s confident Nevada will help send him to the White House in November. The former Massachusetts governor appealed to everyone in the crowd to go out and find one person who voted for Obama in 2008 and persuade them to “come out and vote for us this time.”
Romney also campaigned Tuesday in Las Vegas and Obama planned at speech there Wednesday night.
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