Thursday, November 01, 2012

President Obama Embarks On Massive Final Campaign Push Through Battleground States - UPDATED

The schedule, Nov. 1--Nov. 7, 2012: President visits Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, Virginia, New Hampshire, Florida, Illinois...
With Election Day looming, President Obama will make up for his hurricane break from the campaign trail beginning on Thursday with a high-speed peregrination through eight battleground states.  Through Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, he will hold multiple and massive events in each of the highly contested states, and visit some more than once.

The President takes off on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1, and begins his day in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  He then travels to Las Vegas, Nevada and then to Boulder, Colorado before stopping in Columbus, Ohio.  The President will remain overnight there, and attend events in Hilliard and Springfield, Ohio on Friday, Nov. 2.

The President will return to the White House on Friday night, but immediately return to the campaign trail on Saturday, Nov. 3, heading back to Mentor, Ohio.  Which begs the question:  Why return to the White House at all?  Primarily because the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is still unfolding, and the President needs to appear as if he is not solely focused on the campaign.

The President will speak at 11:50 AM EDT at Mentor High School in Mentor on Saturday.

Then the President will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a 4:20 PM CDT event at Wisconsin Air Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing.  He then flies to Dubuque, Iowa for at 5:25 PM CDT event at Washington Park.

The President's last event of the day on Saturday is in Bristow, Virginia, where he will speak at 10:40 PM EDT at Jiffy Lube Live.  The President returns to Washington, DC, after.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, the President will fly to Concord, New Hampshire, where he will speak at  10:25 AM EDT at Capitol Square.

He then flies to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he will speak at 3:30 PM EDT at McArthur High School, in Hollywood.   The President then returns to Cincinnati, Ohio for a event 7:55 PM EDT event at  5th/3rd Arena.  After, he heads back out west to Aurora, Colorado.  At 10:25 PM MDT, the President will speak at Community College of Aurora at Lowry.

The President then flies to Madison, Wisconsin, where he is scheduled to arrive at 2:20 AM CDT on
Monday, Nov. 5.

The President will campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Monday and finish his campaign "where it all started" in 2008, in Des Moines, Iowa.  First Lady Michelle Obama will join the President in Des Moines.  In the evening, the President and the First Lady will travel to Chicago, Illinois where they will remain overnight.

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day, the President and First Family will be in Chicago.  In the evening, the President will have a large Election Night rally--ostensibly a victory party.

On Wednesday, November 7, the President and First Family will return to Washington, DC

The President's final campaign trail stop before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast was in Orlando, Florida last Sunday, Oct. 28, where his only event was delivering pizza to field office workers before he scrubbed the rest of his trip.

Mrs. Obama will also be on the campaign trail with a packed schedule in the days ahead.  On Thursday, Nov. 1, Mrs. Obama will be in Florida with a triple header:  She will visit Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Miami.

On Friday, Nov. 2, Mrs. Obama will speak to supporters in Hampton, Virginia, followed by an event in Petersburg.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, Mrs. Obama will be in Ohio, speaking at separate events in Oxford and Ohio.

The President's detailed schedule for Thursday, Nov. 1:


8:30AM          In-Town Pool Call Time

9:20AM          THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn              
Open Press (Final Gather 9:00AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:35AM          THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 8:00AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

10:35AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives Green Bay, Wisconsin
Austin Straubel International Airport
                        Open Press

10:40AM        THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
 Austin Straubel International Airport, Green Bay, Wisconsin
                        Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

11:45AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Green Bay, Wisconsin
Austin Straubel International Airport
                        Open Press


1:15PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
                        Open Press

2:10PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
                        Cheyenne Sports Complex, Las Vegas, Nevada
                        Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

3:25PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
                        Open Press


5:55PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Denver, Colorado
Denver International Airport
                        Open Press

7:00PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
                        Coors Events Center, Denver, Colorado
                        Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

8:45PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Denver, Colorado
Denver International Airport
                        Open Press


1:05AM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Columbus, Ohio
Rickenbacker International Airport
                        Open Press
Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One


Photo at top by Obama for America:  The President speaking at his last large rally before the storm, in New Hampshire on Oct. 27. Updated.