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Obama, Biden coming to Iowa on Friday

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette –

DES MOINES – Obama for America campaign officials said Sunday that President Barack Obama is slated to return to Iowa this week, one day after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden were scheduled to travel to Iowa for a campaign event on Friday, aides said. Additional details were not available.

The Iowa stop on Friday will follow a campaign event in New Hampshire – one day after the Democrats’ nominating convention that officially launches Obama’s re-election bid.

Obama made his seventh trip to Iowa in 2012 last weekend with stops in Urbandale and Sioux City.

The presidential appearance in Iowa by the Democratic ticket will come during a week when GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, is slated to hold campaign events in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday evening and in the Des Moines area on Wednesday morning. It will be Ryan’s second trip to Iowa since Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tabbed Ryan as his running mate.

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