Politics
7:06 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Obama makes first presidential visit to RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today's due to be a big day for politics in Rhode Island, as President Obama and two high profile Republicans visit the state.

President Obama is scheduled to visit a Woonsocket factory, then fundraise for Democratic Congressional candidate and Providence Mayor David Cicilline as well as other candidates.

Cicilline's Republican rival, John Loughlin, will get some help from Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, who will attend a fundraiser luncheon and campaign with Loughlin.

Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele will be in the state as part of national bus tour.

Meanwhile, anti-war activists are planning a protest in downtown Providence to coincide with President Obama's visit. Advocates who say they want to see emergency action on jobs, low income housing and other issues are also planning an event.

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