Obama to visit Palm Beach County on Thursday, Biden coming next weekby George Bennett | July 16th, 2012
President Obama will visit West Palm Beach on Thursday during a two-day campaign swing through crucial and closely contested Florida.
Obama will stop in Jacksonville before coming to West Palm Beach on Thursday. He’s scheduled to spend Thursday night in Manalapan, then attend Friday events in Fort Myers and Orlando. Additional details have not been released by the Obama campaign.
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to address the National Association of Police Organizations convention in Manalapan on Monday.
Obama won Florida with 51 percent in 2008 and polls show him in a close race with Mitt Romney for the state’s 29 electoral votes this year. Obama has made several stops in Florida this year. He made appearances in Lake Buena Vista and Tampa on June 22, then scooped up more than $1.4 million in contributions at a pair of Miami Beach fundraisers on June 26.
Obama visited Palm Beach County in April, attending a fundraiser in Palm Beach Gardens and speaking at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.