Obama to emphasize women’s health, economy in Colo

FILE - In this Friday, June 29, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama visits volunteers and evacuees at a YMCA facility serving as an evacuation center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado, a state split by the Continental Divide, is also emblematic of the national divide. It is a battleground state where Obama and Mitt Romney are saturating the airwaves, parachuting in and dispatching surrogates to snag nine all-important electoral votes. The debate here over the government’s role in economy mirrors the polarized attitudes across the country. (Carolyn Kaster, File / AP Photo)

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to emphasize women’s health issues and the economy during his two-day campaign visit to Colorado.

The president starts his visit on Wednesday with a rally in Denver, where he’ll be introduced by Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke. She gained notoriety after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a slut because she supports the Obama health care law’s requirement that insurance companies cover contraception.

The president is also visiting Grand Junction, Pueblo and Colorado Springs.

A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-uh-pee-ak) University poll shows Obama and Mitt Romney tied among voters in Colorado households earning between $30,000 and $50,000 per year — an important target. Obama leads among voters with lower incomes; Romney is favored by those making more.

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