DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa will host both major party presidential candidates on Friday, with Republican Mitt Romney holding a rally in Orange City and Democratic President Barack Obama making a stop in Iowa City.
Romney will hold his event in a gym at Northwestern College at noon.
Later that day, Obama will hold what his campaign calls a "grassroots event" on the lawn outside Jessup Hall at the University of Iowa. The president will be joined by first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden.
Romney last held an event in Iowa on Aug. 22, when he spoke at a manufacturing plant in Bettendorf.
Obama will return less than a week after his last Iowa visit, when he stopped Saturday in Sioux City and Urbandale.