Romney off after clinching nomination, Michelle Obama promotes book on ‘Live!’ | Schedules May 30
Mitt Romney will take Wednesday off, one day after he picked up 88 delegates in the Texas primary -- enough to cinch the Republican presidential nomination.
Meanwhile, President Obama will hold meetings at the White House and later a reception in honor of National Jewish Heritage month and the first lady will continue to promote her new book, “American Grown,” with an appearance on “Live! with Kelly.”
Here’s your look at the candidates’ schedules for Wednesday, May 30, from the White House press office and the PBS News Hour Political Calendar.
Wednesday, May 30 (All times ET)
10:30 a.m. President Obama attends an annual hurricane preparedness briefing
11:40 a.m. Obama signs the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank
5 p.m. Obama hosts a Jewish American Heritage Month reception
No public events scheduled for Vice President Biden
No public events scheduled
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