LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama has departed Las Vegas on his way to his third event in three states during a busy day of campaigning.
Obama attended a Thursday afternoon rally near the College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne campus in North Las Vegas where he was greeted by a chanting crowd of about 4,500.
Obama is headed to Colorado after beginning his day in Wisconsin.
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan also campaigned in Nevada, headlining an afternoon event at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Later he plans to visit Mitt Romney's Las Vegas headquarters.
The presidential campaign has kicked into high gear after breaking for superstorm Sandy. The candidates, their wives, and the vice presidential candidates are making stops in seven swing states Thursday.
Early voting in Nevada ends Friday.