Watch President Barack Obama’s Cornell College in Iowa campaign speech video on Weds. Oct. 17, 2012. At the rally at Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center (relocated from Armstrong Hall) on campus in Mount Vernon, IA, the President will deliver remarks starting at 12:45 p.m. ET; 11:45 a.m. CT local time. Doors for the grassroots event open at at 9:15 a.m. CT local time (10:15 a.m. ET). See the speech in real time with the embedded live stream video player posted below. Thereafter, the full replay video and transcript text will be posted below as soon as they are available.
UPDATE: Replay video is below.
Check back for transcript.
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The location, as noted, is Richard and Norma Small Multi-Sport Center at the Cornell College campus in Mount Vernon, IA. The event had previously been scheduled for Armstrong Hall, but has been changed at the last minute (the original campaign visit was also rescheduled a few days ago, from a venue in Cedar Rapids). Doors open at 9:15 a.m. CT local time (10:15 a.m. ET) and President Obama will address the rally beginning at 12:45 p.m. ET; 11:45 a.m. CT local time. More details, for those attending in person — including where to get free tickets — here. Check back for more on traffic, parking, street closures, etc.
Today’s complete itinerary: President Obama official schedule and guidance, Oct. 17, 2012.
President Obama has made numerous trips to Iowa, a key battleground state in the 2012 Presidential election. It also marks his first campaign appearance after the second Presidential debate, a town hall format held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Later in the day, he makes an appearance in Athens, Ohio, another battleground state. The latest polls, a day in advance of the debate, show his opponent Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney building a lead in Iowa and other battleground states, particularly among women voters.
A video report is below.
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- President Obama: Ohio State Univ., Columbus Campaign Speech Video Oct. 9, 2012: OSU Rally at The Oval
- President Obama: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, Virginia Campaign Speech Video Oct. 5, 2012: Rally at Center for the Arts Concert Hall
- President Obama: Cleveland State Univ., Ohio Campaign Speech Video Oct. 5, 2012: Krenzler Field Rally
- President Obama: Univ.of Wisconsin – Madison Campaign Speech Video: Oct. 4, 2012 Bascom Mall Rally
- President Obama: Denver, Colorado Campaign Speech Video: Oct. 4, 2012 Sloan’s Lake Park Rally
- President Obama: Las Vegas, Nevada Campaign Speech Video Sept. 30, 2012 Desert Pines High School
- President Obama: Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live Campaign Speech Video Sept. 27, 2012
- President Obama: Kent State Univ. Ohio Campaign Speech Video Sept. 26, 2012
- President Obama: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Campaign Speech Video: Sept. 22, 2012 Summerfest Grounds
- President Obama: Woodbridge, Virginia Campaign Speech Video: Sept. 21, 2012 G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium
- President Obama: Columbus, Ohio Campaign Speech Video: Sept. 17, 2012 Schiller Park in German Village
- President Obama: Cincinnati, Ohio Campaign Speech Video: Sept. 17, 2012 Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park