Obama plans Iowa blitz
August 7th, 2012
07:18 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama plans Iowa blitz

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is readying for a three-day blitz next week through Iowa, the swing state that ignited his 2008 primary charge against Hillary Clinton and later handed him a 10-point victory over Sen. John McCain.

The seven-city tour, lasting next Monday through Wednesday, will include stops in seven separate cities: Council Bluffs, Boone, Oskaloosa, Marshalltown, Waterloo, Dubuque, and Davenport.

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The campaign also said that first lady Michelle Obama will appear with her husband on the third day of the trip to be on hand at the stops in Dubuque and Davenport.

Obama's campaign swing coincides with the similarly feverish travel schedule of rival Mitt Romney, whose multi-state bus tour commencing this weekend will take the former Massachusetts governor to Florida and Ohio while Obama is in Iowa.

With seven electoral votes, and an electorate that comes to know presidential candidates better than that of nearly every state, Iowa is being eyed heavily by both campaigns. An NBC News/Marist poll conducted last May found the race dead even between Obama and rival Mitt Romney, each at 44 percent.

Obama has visited Iowa seven times since announcing his re-election bid last year – most recently to hold a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Conrad Sims

    Obama you may as well stay home because you sure wont get my vote thats for sure!! This way you can save tax payers some money for a change!!!

    August 7, 2012 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |

    The politics of insult should not be tolerated in any way.if you want to win in any election just make ur intentions,ideologies and clear to people and dey will vote for you.

    August 7, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  3. Neil

    I sincerely hope Iowa can see the charade for what it is.

    August 7, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  4. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    Obama will defeat Willard the Mormon in November and be reelected as POTUS.

    Hi, my name is God and I approve this message.

    August 8, 2012 12:44 am at 12:44 am |