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Obama lobbies casino workers in late-night pitch

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama has wrapped up a long day of campaigning with a brief speech to hotel workers at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas.

Obama told workers gathered in the employee cafeteria that they "represent the dignity of work" and the American dream. He asked them to vote and shook hands with some of them.

Buzz had built before Obama arrived, and Obama conceded that "the word got out." He never ventured to the casino floor or other parts of the hotel.

The next stop on Obama's two-day campaign marathon is Tampa, Fla. He planned to sleep on Air Force One during the red-eye cross-country flight.

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