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Las Vegas mentioned in second presidential debate

Las Vegas mentioned in second presidential debate

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 17, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas was mentioned specifically in the second presidential debate on Tuesday night.

GOP challenger Mitt Romney criticized President Obama for being in Las Vegas the day after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

Romney also criticized Obama for initially calling what happened in Libya a demonstration rather than a terrorist attack.

The president fired back though and that led to further contention.

More fireworks flew when the candidates questioned each other's pensions.

Every topic during the second debate proved to be a battle.

Of course, the attack in Libya hit close to home for Southern Nevada. One of the four Americans killed there had recently moved to Henderson.

Romney and Obama will hit the campaign trail again on Wednesday.

There are now just 21 days until election day.

Joyce Lupiani

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