LAS VEGAS (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is pushing President Barack Obama's jobs plan in Las Vegas.

Vilsack is scheduled to meet with Las Vegas Valley business owners Wednesday morning to discuss private investment in rural America.

He will also promote the Obama administration's plan to increase and extend the Social Security payroll tax cut.

He is the latest cabinet member to pitch Obama's ideas in Las Vegas.

Nevada is among several swing states that could help decide who wins the 2012 presidential race.

Copyright 2011 The AP.

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