By Nathan Baca, Investigative Reporter - bio | email
President Obama speaks at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas.
Thousands gathered at Doolittle Park Wednesday to hear the President speak.
Air Force One landed shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS -- Supporters cheered on President Barack Obama during his speech at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas Wednesday night, where he spoke to an estimated 13,000 people, according to fire officials.
Obama landed at McCarran International Airport a little after 9 p.m. Before his arrival, Rep. Shelley Berkley and state Sen. Steven Horsford spoke to the crowd, followed by pop star Katy Perry who then performed a few songs.
During the speech, Obama talked about his tax plan and challenged Mitt Romney's own plan.
"Unlike Mitt Romney, I'm willing to talk about what's in my plan," Obama said.
He also reached out to minority groups, saying "No matter where you come from, or who you love, you can make it in America."
Iowa was Obama's first stop on a 48-hour trip to key states. He also visited Denver and Los Angeles.
The president said: "We're going to pull an all-nighter. No sleep."
Air Force One is scheduled to depart McCarran at 11:35 p.m. Since the start of his presidency, Obama has made 17 trips to Nevada. Nine of those trips were made this year for six political events and six official events, according to Obama's campaign.
Republican Mitt Romney was in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon and in Reno Wednesday. Both candidates are in a final push for votes. Early voting has begun in Nevada and is open through Nov. 2. The general election is Nov. 6.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)