President Barack Obama Expected To Visit Newport In August

Jul 31, 2014

The website Politico reports President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in the resort town on August 29th. 

He's expected to be at a fundraising event in Newport for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

The site reports that though the president's approval rating remains rather low, he's still a big draw on the fundraising circuit.  As mid-term elections approach, Obama has attended 16 fundraisers this cycle.

Currently, Rhode Island's entire Congressional delegation is Democratic.

UPDATE: The Providence Journal reports the Whitehouse confirms the President's Newport visit.