(CNN) - President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail on Monday, the White House said Saturday, with events in the Western part of the US, including the state which has contributed more than any other to his reelection bid, California.
Both he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney modified their Friday campaign schedules after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater that day killed at least 12 people and wounded 58 others.
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On Monday, Obama will speak at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nevada, and hold campaign events in Oakland, the White House said.
Romney will speak at the VFW convention on Tuesday.
His Tuesday schedule includes campaign events in Portland, Oregon.
On Wednesday, the president will campaign in New Orleans and speak at the National Urban League conference.
Obama is next on the campaign trail Friday with events in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
Nevada, with six electoral votes, is a toss up on the CNN Electoral Map, while California (55 electoral votes) and Oregon (7 electoral votes) are considered to be safe states for Obama to win in November.
Obama has hauled more than $33.6 million out of California this cycle, according to Federal Election Commission numbers, just over 10% of his total fund-raising for the 2012 campaign.
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Only in America could Democratic politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $40,000-a-plate campaign fundraising
Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.
Now Obama will really raise more cash than Governor Romney, California has lots of cash.
I hope there are no Vietnam Veterans in attendance at Romney's speaking, my brother would turn over in his grave knowing Romney avoided the draft while he so bravely at age 19 joined his 2 brother-in-laws to go to war in Vietnam.
Gosh it would be nice to see him at the White house being president
Presdient obama social security card is registered to a man man
Revealed in shocking court
This headline signifies news that our millionaires and billionaires continue to give huge sums to PACs. The American people will not know who they are because they do not have to be identified. So we will not know who is influencing this election, Instead of giving funding to groups that truly need it, food for those how are hungry, to house those with no homes, to give energy assistance to those who cannot heat their homes, or to help farmers and cattlemen cope with the drought, those who give are using their money to pay for advertisements during a political campaign. How they justify this is the question? Standing up and being counted is part of our history. Standing behind a PAC is not.
As a Californian, it irritates me no end that Obama– and virtually all presidential candidates– only come to California to meet with a small number of very rich donors, and almost never meet with ordinary people in ordinary settings. They consider California to be just a cash cow to milk and leave asap– and even then only dealing with a handful of rich people in LA and SF.