President Bush will be in Reno next week to speak to the national convention of the American Legion.
The White House press office confirmed today that Bush is scheduled to address the legion at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. More than 10,000 delegates are expected to attend. The president addressed the same convention in Salt Lake City last year.
Nevada is considered a key swing state in the West and has drawn
increased attention in the 2008 presidential campaign since moving its party caucuses up to Jan. 19.
Bush made two campaign visits to Nevada last fall, stumping for then-congressional candidate Dean Heller - and other Republicans in Reno on Oct. 2 and then again in Elko on Nov. 2.
He has carried Nevada in each of the last two presidential elections after ex-President Bill Clinton had won the state the two times before.
Clinton campaigned in Reno last Friday for his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.
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