Obama to visit Columbus Tuesday for 'grassroots event'
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012 18:08
President Barack Obama is returning to Columbus Tuesday to speak at Capital University.
According to a release from Obama for America Ohio, the president is planning to discuss how he plans to “grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down the debt” at what the release called a "grassroots event."
Andrew Stroemple, President of the OSU College Republicans, said that this visit shows how important Ohio is in the upcoming election.
“They’re worried about losing Ohio. Mitt Romney has been gaining in the polls in this state every month, and he knows that...that’s why they’re putting such a big push in this area,” he said.
Doors open for the event at 10 a.m., and free tickets are available on a first-come first-serve and individual basis at the Whitehall, Eastside, and Beechcroft Obama for America field offices starting Saturday at 11 am.
Representatives from the OSU College Democrats did not immediately return requests for comment Friday afternoon.