President Obama Will Return to Iowa City

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Iowa Field House, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


By Katie Stinson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The president and his running mate are planning a post-convention trip to Iowa City.

Campaign officials say President Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama, will be accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, when they visit Iowa City on Friday. Obama is scheduled to make his nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night.

The four are expected to visit New Hampshire first on Friday morning before flying to Iowa, one of the tossup states in this year's general election. The location of the Iowa City event has not been disclosed, however, campaign officials tell doors for the event wil open at 1 p.m. Friday. Tickets will be available at the Iowa Memorial Union and area "Obama for America" offices on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

It will be the president's eighth trip to Iowa this year. He stopped in Ames on Tuesday and attended events in Urbandale and Sioux City on Saturday.

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