Obama Returns To Message Of Unity In Nev. Rally

HENDERSON (AP) - In his final appeal to Nevada voters, Barack Obama today returned to the campaign theme of unity that launched his rapid rise in politics.

He told a crowd of 15,000 at a Henderson high school football stadium that voters can end divisive politics "once and for all" if they elect him to the White House.

Three days before voters head to the polls, the Democratic presidential candidate accused his Republican rival John McCain of the "the politics of anything goes."

The rally kicked off a weekend of canvassing, phone banking and surrogate visits - a hurried rush by both campaigns to reach as many voters as possible before Election Day.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will campaign for McCain in southern Nevada later today. McCain is expected to appear at a rally in Henderson on Monday, while his running mate Sarah Palin campaigns in northern Nevada. Obama's wife, Michelle, will campaign on Monday in North Las Vegas.

Saturday marked Obama's 20th stop in Nevada since launching his bid for the White House nearly two years ago.

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