11:36am

Wed August 22, 2012
Politics

Obama to Campaign in Fort Collins During Republican Convention

President Barack Obama will travel to Fort Collins next Tuesday for a campaign event.

The visit is part of a two-day swing through Iowa, Colorado and Virginia, according to an Obama for America press release. The timing of Obama speaking on Tuesday will happen just before Mitt Romney is expected to accept the Republican nomination on Wednesday.

In 2008, historically Republican-leaning Larimer County voted for Obama. Questions about the economy loomed large back then, and are front-and-center in Obama’s 2012 reelection bid.

As of July 2012, the county had almost 15,000 more active registered Republicans compared to Democrats with almost 61,000 unaffiliated voters.

The Obama for America Campaign expects to release more details about the visit in the coming days.

According to the Associated Press and the Coloradoan, the event is expected to take place at night on the Colorado State University campus.