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President Obama to Make Campaign Stop in Waterloo Next Week
KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports
WATERLOO, Iowa - With less than three months until Election Day, sources tell The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that President Obama will be making a campaign stop in Waterloo next week.
Few details are being released at this time, but Black Hawk County Democratic Party chairwoman Pat Sass told the Courier that the President is anticipated to visit Waterloo on Tuesday or Wednesday, at a time and place yet to be determined.
News of the President's trip comes one day ahead of a campaign stop in Des Moines by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Iowa is considered a swing state in this year's presidential election.
This will be President Obama's fifth trip to Iowa this year. Obama visited Cedar Rapids in January to speak at Conveyor Engineering & Manufacturing the day after delivering his annual State of the Union speech to Congress. He returned in April to visit the University of Iowa in Iowa City in April and in May to visit the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines and Newton. Last month, President Obama made a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, speaking at Kirkwood Community College.
Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign appearance at United Auto Workers Local 838 in Waterloo June 26. First lady Michelle Obama attended University of Northern Iowa spring commencement in May 2011.
Obama was a U.S. senator when he appeared at Central Middle School in February 2007 and at East High School in January 2008, as a presidential candidate prior to the Iowa caucuses.
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