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Obama to resume campaign with middle-class pitch

November 01, 2012|By Christi Parsons
  • President Barack Obama examines storm damage in Brigantine, N.J. With him are Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., center, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right.
President Barack Obama examines storm damage in Brigantine, N.J. With… (Kevin R. Wexler / AP Photo/The…)

After three days of tending to storm business, President Barack Obama gets back on the campaign trail Thursday with plans to offer a closing argument focused on middle-class security.

The president will argue that the middle class has been undercut by policies and decisions of the last decade, according to the campaign.

"While Gov. Romney promotes the same policies that failed our country and ran the middle class into the ground and calls it change, President Obama will point the way forward to real change that will boost the middle class and create a stronger future for all Americans," Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher said in a morning email.

The president is also likely to talk about ongoing efforts to help the East Coast recover from superstorm Sandy, the natural disaster that had kept him off the campaign trail since Monday.

Now he is back to stay, with nearly non-stop travel until Election Day.

Obama is scheduled to be in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado on Thursday before returning to the all-important state of Ohio tomorrow.

He plans  a tarmac event in Green Bay, Wis., and grassroots rallies in North Las Vegas, Nevada and Boulder, Colo. 

Actress and National Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria is scheduled to join Obama at the Las Vegas event.

Accompanying the kick-off of the final stretch of the campaign is a new television ad highlighting the endorsement of retired four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

The bipartisan endorsement by Republican Powell comes a day after Obama spent a day with Chris Christie, the GOP governor of New Jersey, touring the storm-battered New Jersey coast.

Christie praised the president's preparation for and response to the storm, and Obama returned the compliments by declaring Christie "aggressive" in his own efforts.

Christi.Parsons@latimes.com

Twitter: @cparsons

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