President Obama to campaign in Ames next week

President Barack Obama spoke to an estimated 2,200 people in the Herman Park pavilion on Monday, August 13 in Boone, Iowa. Boone was the president’s second official stop on his bus tour through Iowa this week. Obama has been in Iowa 10 times since the beginning of his term as president. 

Aimee Burch

President Barack Obama will be making a campaign stop in Ames next Tuesday, Aug. 28, according to a news release sent by his campaign.

Details on when and where the president will be speaking have yet to be released. The stop in Ames is one in a series of campaign stops the president will be making in Iowa, Virginia and Colorado. 

Obama’s announcement comes on the heels of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney’s speech that took place Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Bettandorf, Iowa.

Obama’s stop in Ames will come during a time when eyes will be on Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention. The Democratic convention will take place from Sept. 4 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C.