POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:27pm
Las Vegas, Nev. — Mitt Romney got an assist from Gov. Rick Perry over the weekend as the presidential campaign barreled toward the finish line.
Less than 48 hours before Election Day, Perry helped rally support for Romney in Nevada on Sunday, telling GOP voters they could help provide the decisive vote in their critical swing state.
"Nevada may make the difference in the election. That's how close it is," Perry told a group of more than 100 volunteers at a Romney campaign office in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I have not seen this much excitement since 2000."
Though polls have continued to show President Barack Obama holding a small but consistent lead in Nevada, the Romney campaign hasn't given up on the state. Brian Sandoval, the state's Republican governor, attended a rally in Reno on Sunday with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate, is scheduled to visit the state today.
Read more from the Texas Tribune.