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August 31, 2012

President Obama to tour storm damage in Louisiana

President Obama will head to Louisiana on Monday to visit damage from Hurricane Isaac and will meet with local officials to view ongoing response and recovery efforts.

Obama was scheduled to campaign Monday in Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio as part of his "Road to Charlotte," leading up to his arrival at the Democratic National Convention, but the event in Cleveland has been scrapped.

Obama's Republican rival, Mitt Romney, will beat the president to the area with a trip there today. Both are likely to use the appearance to present themselves as presidential and in charge: As Isaac steamed up the coast this week, Republicans cancelled a day of their convention and the White House made certain to keep reporters posted on Obama's daily storm briefings.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the decision to go to Louisiana was made before the WH learned Romney would be going as well.


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belfor Minneapolis

obummer that was a good one I sincerely hope that Romney wins he gets a lot of crap because he has money but what better person to pull us out of the rut we're in.


It is great that Obummer can get there only three days after candidate Romney. Of course he has other duties, such as raising money to try to stay in office, and to send his wife away on long vacations.

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