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Condoleezza Rice, Luis Gutierrez Campaign in Reno

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It's officially crunch time for both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Early voting is over, and the election is now just two days away. A couple of big name supporters for both Romney and the President were in town Sunday morning.

Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez is in northern Nevada for a reason. He says right here, is where the President wants him.

"He's put his resources here because he knows the fate of the nation is really on whether the voters of Nevada reaffirm his presidency," says Gutierrez.  

Gutierrez spoke to a few dozen President Obama supporters in Sparks. He says this election all comes down to turnout.

"That is, who turns out to vote, of course," he says. "The flip is that, who stays home? We're not letting anybody stay home. We're encouraging everybody to get out."

Some of the volunteers with the Obama campaign came from California to help out. The Golden State is expected to vote Democrat, so folks are here to knock on doors.

"I wanted to come out here where it was a much closer election and hope that it could help in the Obama campaign," says Rita Largman, who drove to Reno from Berkeley.  

The star power continued when former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Reno to support Romney.

"We can't wait four more years for this joblessness to turn around," she told the crowd. "Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a plan for putting America back to work. And, there is nothing more important than putting Americans back to work."

Rice told the crowd this country is at a crossroads. Many Romney supporters agree.

"We appreciate her being here," says Rick Radecki, who lives in Dayton. "She's a fantastic lady, great speaker. We're a follower of her all the way from the Bush days."

Sen. Dean Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei were also on-hand. They spoke to the crowd, along with Governor Brian Sandoval. He says there is a reason our state is receiving so much attention.

"It's because we can put the Republican Party and this ticket over the top," Sandoval told the crowd. "Our votes mean so much."

Rep. Paul Ryan will be back in Reno on Monday, hosting a rally at Atlantic Aviation on Rock Boulevard.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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