Obama in Council Bluffs; Ryan at the Iowa State Fair


August 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

President Barack Obama travels to Council Bluffs today for a grassroots campaign event at Bayliss Park. The stop kicks-off his three-day bus tour of Iowa. It will be the Democrat’s fifth trip to Iowa this year. His other stop today includes a visit to Boone. The rally in Council Bluffs is expected to begin at around 11:25-a.m.  Tickets are required in order for you to attend. The gates to the park will open at 9:15 a.m.

Meanwhile, the new Republican vice presidential contender, Paul Ryan, will meet with voters at the Iowa State Fair, in Des Moines.  He’s scheduled to speak at the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at 1:00-p.m. Since Mitt Romney named Ryan as his running mate on Saturday, the Obama campaign has been attacking Ryan’s plans to transform Medicare into a voucher system and to re-shape the nation’s tax system.