NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Barack Obama is coming to New York.
The White House announced Saturday that Obama plans to travel to New York City on Tuesday for campaign events.
He’s expected to arrive in the afternoon and leave in the late evening.
The trip comes after the president launched an aggressive new effort on Saturday. Sensing an opening on the economy, Obama aimed to convince voters in the most competitive states that Republican rival Mitt Romney is risky for the nation’s recovery. The president believes that Romney’s plan caters to multimillionaires over the middle class.
“They want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place,” former President Bill Clinton is shown saying in the 60-second TV ad set to run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.
“We’re not going back, we are moving forward,” Obama adds in the commercial.
Romney doesn’t agree, and says the U.S. is not better off after nearly four years of Obama’s leadership.
The new Obama push, coupled with ads this past week by both candidates squaring off over China’s impact on the U.S. economy, comes seven weeks before Election Day, and as polls point to modest gains for the president following the national political conventions. Both campaigns said they expect the race to be decided by eight or nine states.
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