President Barack Obama will stop in Richmond on Thursday as part of a two-day, around-the-clock trip to six battleground states, his campaign announced today.
Obama will hold an airport tarmac event in Richmond on the second day of a campaign blitz that also will take him to Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Florida and Ohio. Before his last stop in Ohio, the president will go to Chicago to cast his election ballot. His campaign says he will become the first sitting president to cast an early vote in person.
The Richmond stop will be Obama’s second campaign appearance in Virginia in as many weeks. He spoke at a rally at George Mason University in Fairfax County on Friday.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney has held seven public campaign events in Virginia since his first debate with Obama on Oct. 3.
- Michael Sluss