Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 | 6:25 p.m.
Updated Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 | 8:37 a.m.
President Barack Obama is returning to the Las Vegas Valley to speak at a grass-roots event Wednesday morning at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas.
Obama’s speech will focus on the economy, Obama’s Nevada campaign officials said in a press release. The president will discuss his plan to create middle class jobs, pay down the national debt and how he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney differ in their plans to grow the economy.
This is Obama’s second visit to the Las Vegas Valley in less than three months. He spoke at UNLV about the student loan debate on June 7.
The event is open to the public, but a ticket is required for entry. Officials said free tickets are available beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Obama campaign offices at 3230 E. Charleston Blvd., No. 111, 7469 W. Lake Mead Blvd., No. 170; 860 S. Rancho Drive, No. 7, as well as 1720 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy., No. 1, in Henderson.
The Obama campaign did not list a start time for the president's speech Wednesday but indicated doors to Canyon Springs would open to the public at 7 a.m.