Local News
6:02 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Obama to campaign in Cincinnati Sunday

President Obama - who had originally planned to be in Cincinnati Wednesday - will hold a campaign event here Sunday as part of a weekend push through key battleground states.

And First Lady Michelle Obama is planning on a rally Saturday afternoon on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, the alma mater of GOP running mate Paul Ryan.

The Obama campaign said late Wednesday afternoon that there were no details yet on the Cincinnati stop. Also on Sunday, the president - who canceled three days of campaigning to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - will also go to Concord, N.H.; Ft.. Lauderdale, Fl.; and Aurora, Colo.

He has a full day of campaigning scheduled for Friday in the Buckeye State, a critical state where the polls are close. The president has events planned for Springfield, Lima and the Columbus suburb of Hilliard.

On Saturday, Obama will be campaigning in Mentor, Ohio, just east of Cleveland; Milwaukee and Dubuque, Iowa.

Tickets for the afternoon event with Michelle Obama at Withrow Court will be available beginning at 10 a.m Thursday at the Organizing for America office at 32 W. Walnut Street in Oxford and the Organizing for America office at 112 N. 2nd Street in Hamilton. If tickets are still available Friday, distribution will begin at those locations at 10 a.m.

Friday night, GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, plan a major rally in West Chester with several dozen high-profile national Republicans, including former secretary of state Condoleeza Rice.