Romney focuses on Iowa with Friday stop in Ames


Share
Originally Posted Online: Oct. 24, 2012, 9:05 am
Last Updated: Oct. 24, 2012, 11:16 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will return to Iowa on Friday as he and President Barack Obama scramble for votes in battleground states as the election nears.

Romney's campaign says he will speak at noon Friday at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames.

The Ames stop will come two days after Romney holds an event Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.

Obama also is spending plenty of time in Iowa, with an event Wednesday in Davenport. Last week, Obama held a rally at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






(More History)