Joe Biden heads to New England | Campaign schedule for May 22
By Natalie Jennings,
President Obama leads Mitt Romney 49 percent to 46 percent in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll out Tuesday morning.
Vice President Biden will make a New England campaign swing, while neither presidential candidate has any public events scheduled. Here’s your look at what is happening with each candidate and their campaigns on Tuesday, according to the White House and Romney press offices and the PBS News Hour Political Calendar.
Tuesday, May 22
Arkansas and Kentucky hold presidential primaries. The polls close at 8:30 p.m. Central in Arkansas and 6 p.m. Eastern in the eastern part of Kentucky 7 p.m. Eastern in western Kentucky.
1:45 p.m. Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at a campaign event in Keene, N.H.
5:45 p.m. Vice President Biden will attend a campaign event in Boston
10:30 a.m.Former governor John Sununu (R ), a Romney supporter, will host a press conference call for reporters “welcoming Vice President Biden to New Hampshire”
Mitt Romney will spend the day in New York, but has no public events scheduled. You can follow @PhilipRucker on Twitter for updates from his trip.
This morning’s top election news from WashingtonPost.com:
Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: Voters are evenly split over which presidential candidate would be better suited to handle the U.S. economy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll out Tuesday morning.
Tom Hamburger: President Obama’s defense of his campaign’s attacks on Bain Capital, Romney’s former firm, “suggests that a big focus of the presidential race will be competing definitions of capitalism.”<script src=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.js?width=454&height=255&embedCode=hudnFxNDr2yvSjhgE9DRnYPkApVZ7_am”></script>
On the Fix: Will the Arkansas primary be another potential embarrassment for President Obama? A recent poll in one district there showed the president running just 7 percentage points ahead of Tennessee lawyer John Wolfe.
On the Fact Checker: Something was missing from a recent statement by the administration on n the suspension of sanctions on Burma.
Trail Mix: Is Romney’s record at Bain fair game for Obama?
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