Update: Michelle Obama Adds 2nd Iowa Stop; President Obama 2012 to Stop at University of Iowa on Wednesday
First Lady Michelle Obama will hold an informal event Tuesday at Colby Park in Windsor Heights after a Democratic party fundraiser in Des Moines. The following day President Obama will make his third visit to the University of Iowa campus.
Friday Update: President Obama's campaign site says this morning that First Lady Michelle Obama has added a stop to her Des Moines visit on Tuesday.
The campaign says the first lady will host a grassroots event with supporters at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Colby Park Event Center, 6900 School St., in Windsor Heights.
More information can be found at iowa.barackobama.com or by calling (515) 528-1615.
The White House has also confirmed that President Obama's stop in Iowa City will be on the University of Iowa campus, although specific details of where on campus have not yet been made public.
Thursday Evening Update: The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will be coming to Iowa City on Wednesday, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
However, that's about all they are confirming. Time and location are still up in the air, which is pretty typical this many days out when a sitting president comes to town.
I noticed a Homeland Security vehicle driving through Iowa City this afternoon and wondered what it was doing here.
I'm guessing this was the reason.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Barack Obama will be making a visit to Iowa City, most likely next Wednesday, although no details of when and where in Iowa City he's visiting have been released. If he visits the University of Iowa campus, as some our speculating, it will be his third visit to the campus, his last visit coming in 2010 to the University of Iowa Fieldhouse in support of his health care plan.
The visit is the president's second to Eastern Iowa in the last few months. He also visited Cedar Rapids in January. Iowa will be an important state in the upcoming election as President Obama needs to gather enough electoral votes to ward off his Republican challenger this fall, which at this point almost certainly will be Mitt Romney.
The Des Moines Register reports that First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Des Moines next Tuesday. According to the campaign website, the Obama Victory Fund 2012 will host a reception with the first lady at 2:45 p.m. April 24 at the Temple for Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines.
Tickets range from $250 to $10,000 per person to the Des Moines event.