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Obama rally for Harry Reid will be at Las Vegas middle school

President Barack Obama has decided on a location for his Las Vegas rally with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: Orr Middle School Park.

The rally will be the sixth "Moving America Forward" event featuring the president, who is crisscrossing the country to boost support for Democratic candidates.

Recent rallies in Madison, Wis., and Philadelphia attracted upwards of 20,000 people.

It is free and open to the public. Doors for the Oct. 22 event open at 3:30 p.m.

Party officials will choose three contest winners and give them backstage passes to the event to spend time with the president. To enter, people must make a $15 donation to the Democrats.

The contest is most certainly a fundraising stunt. But it also highlights stark differences between the parties, Democrats say.

In an email blast announcing the contest, Democrats accused Republican leaders of spending campaign season rubbing shoulders with special interests and corporate lobbyists and charging people $10,000 a head for VIP access.

"The President's organization has always been about supporters like you -- millions of you, chipping in what you can of your time and talent and taking ownership of this movement," the note reads.

This visit will be Obama's third to Las Vegas this year.

The president's last trip was in July to campaign for Reid at Aria and deliver a speech on the economy at UNLV. He also visited the city in February.

Obama will attend a rally for Sen. Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles before he makes his way to Vegas.

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