Team Obama sets schedule for final weekend of race
October 31st, 2012
05:43 PM ET
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Team Obama sets schedule for final weekend of race

(CNN) - While President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday, he'll continue to push full speed ahead until Election Day.

His campaign announced Wednesday he'll pass through seven battleground states in the weekend blitz before voters head to the polls on November 6.

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The president kicks off his multi-state swing Saturday, traveling to Mentor, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Dubuque, Iowa; and Bristow, Virginia. The following day, he'll visit Concord, New Hampshire; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Aurora, Colorado and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Before he sets off on the weekend tour, Obama will give remarks at three events in Ohio on Friday and travel to Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado on Thursday.

As CNN reported earlier, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will also be darting across the country this weekend. Starting Friday, the candidate, his running mate, their wives, and nearly 100 surrogates will fan out across eleven battleground states in a four-day swing.

The states include Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

- CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. lual

    Obama will wine on November 6 .

    October 31, 2012 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  2. Roger kumar

    Forward and onward with President Obama

    October 31, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. becky

    The economy is slowly coming back. It may take us a little more time but for those of us who are not hurting it is time to give even more support to others. Give a little more to the food banks. Donate a few more items to a clothing drive. Do what you can to help someone to get a job. Watch your neighbors child while he/she applies for a job. Help a family to receive health care.

    Together we will get past this downturn. If we do not join forces the naysayers will win and we will lose a great opportunity to show the world just how much we value our country and the words expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are forever the home of the brave and the land of the free. We do respect each and every person living here.

    October 31, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Yes, on O-B-A-M-A12. Hit very hard. Mitt wants to shut down on FEMA, Paul Ryan the other THUG OF USA wants to eliminate totally. Obama12.
    Use 47% comment. LET DETROIT GO BANKRUPT etc.,

    October 31, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    This dude is my kind of dude. Obama12.

    October 31, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  6. sayer

    So tired of Mitt pretending on TV that he cares about people who are hurting. Clearly he is a different person behind closed doors with his boardroom buddies.

    October 31, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  7. DustyOnes

    Barack be nimble

    Barack be quick

    Barack be history

    November 6

    October 31, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  8. What

    The north east get's destroyed by a hurricane, and this is what the president thinks is important, to pander to voters. Shameful. This is a massive disgrace.

    October 31, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. Eugene9

    Sandy is a great keynote for the President: This is what the spirit of bipartisanship cooperation can do in rebuilding a country. Congrats to Gov. Christie, smart politically and good for his state, and to President Obama.

    October 31, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  10. Steve

    Obama's schedule looks bad for Romney. What does Axelrod know and why does he know it?

    October 31, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  11. Wesley Alagbu

    I have a question for CNN International. Why does Mitt Romney always lie to the American people over times in this election? Cant the eyes of the American people see that Gov Mitt is a deceiver right from time,denying everything he has stood for before and during this election? People should know because from what I see he is ready to do anything to hold on to power. Just help me ask this question on the news station. Thanks

    October 31, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  12. pkrbkr

    Mr. President, we are sooo proud of you and the leadership, empathy and character that you're showing our country in the wake of the disastrous storm on the Eastern Seaboard! And your opponent wanted to dismantle FEMA......that's what he said before he changed his mind! Obama/Biden 2012

    October 31, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  13. Wholewitt

    NOTICE: The Republican party has outsourced their fact checking to China due to low cost labor and lack of understanding in English. This makes it easier to disavow any lies produced in the TV Ads.

    New study shows that people vote for people like themselves. Since Republicans are total con artists, where do you stand? Global warming is just a hoax?

    October 31, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  14. Heather

    I suggest that people take a political aptitude test found on the internet before voting. I think that people will recognize that Obama is extreme and that they don't really agree with his radical views.

    October 31, 2012 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  15. Heather

    Pray for America!!

    October 31, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  16. Molly

    Four states in four corners of the country in one day for!!! He must have superhuman energy...

    October 31, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  17. becky

    President Obama showed us all today that compassion is part of who he is. He and Governor Christie knew what to do and how to do it. Unfortunately, Mr. Romney and his people did not show that today. That group included the former governor of Florida, and a congressman. What happened to the Governor of Florida? Is he out of favor?

    October 31, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  18. natali


    October 31, 2012 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  19. Larry L

    The President gets my support, my contributions, and my vote. He has been a tremendous President, Commander-In-Chief, and role model for our leaders. I'm proud to have served in the Army under his leadership.

    Romney's lies, distortions and flip-flops simply makes me realize the Republicans need to re-group and decide where they fit into today's diverse society of races, religions, and cultures. They can't continue pretending to represent all Americans and yet only create policies to benefit rich, white people. The math won't work.

    October 31, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  20. d

    Go obama!

    October 31, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Obama supporters look happy . Mitt Romney supporters look angry.

    I'll take Happy.

    And why are all those white people voting for Obama . Could it be they believe in Freedom , Liberty and Justice for All ?

    November 1, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  22. MA Peter

    Romney/Ryan will win by large margin in the electoral college. Barak hasn't polled 50% or higher consistently. Which he must do to win. Also undecideds historically vote against the economy. Obama told us to not re-elect him if the economy doesn't improve! It hasn't so heed his words!

    November 1, 2012 02:18 am at 2:18 am |