Just 15 days to go…and all signs continue to point to a “wave” – as in tidal wave – that will engulf Democrats on election night. President Obama spent the weekend on the road trying to buck up allies in Massachusetts – which has sported a purple hue since a guy named Scott Brown took Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat – and Ohio. In both states key allies – Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland – are in deep trouble and it’s unclear just how much an increasingly unpopular President Obama will be able to help.
Obama hits the trail again on Wednesday and will be gone for four days:
Wednesday: travels to Portland, Or.; fundraiser & rally for Gubernatorial candidate Kitzhaber; travels to Seattle.
Thursday: campaigns in Seattle w/Sen. Murray; flies to San Francisco, attends fundraiser; spends night.
Friday: flies to Los Angeles; campaigns w/Sen. Boxer; campaigns in Las Vegas w/Sen. Reid; spends the night in Vegas.
Saturday: travels to Minneapolis; campaigns w/Gubernatorial candidate Dayton; attends fundraiser; returns to Washington.
As for today, after his usual intelligence and economic briefings, the President host the White House Science Fair. It’s a way of drawing attention to so-called STEM education – science, technology, engineering and math – which Obama says is critical to future U.S. economic competitiveness and jobs.
In the evening, he’ll attend a Democratic fundraiser at a private residence in Rockville, Maryland.
9:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
11:35AM THE PRESIDENT views science fair projects
State Dining Room
Pooled Press (Pre-set 9:50AM – Final Gather 11:10AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the White House Science Fair
Open Press (Pre-set 10:35AM – Final Gather 11:10AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)