3500 Out in Las Vegas for Obama

Over 3500 people attended a rally for Barack Obama in Las Vegas this afternoon. This was Obama's first stop in Nevada since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.

Obama won't be taking part in the candidate's forum in Carson City on Wednesday - the only declared candidate not attending.

However, Obama's spokesperson said that this is not an indication that the campaign isn't taking Nevada seriously. It is.

And Nevada Democratic Chairman Tom Collins said that he is sure that Obama will be coming back and back.

Obama spoke today about his main campaign themes, education, health care and his plan to withdraw troops from Iraq by March next year.