Rumors are flying that President Obama will make a speech at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver next Tuesday as part of the president’s campaign to promote his multi-billion dollar American Jobs Act, Education News Colorado first reported.
The Associated Press reports that Matt Inzeo, a spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party, confirms that President Obama will speak Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln High School. The president is expected to talk up his $447 billion jobs proposal that is pending in Congress. Obama has not been to Denver since February 2010 when he helped raise money for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
In August, an anonymous White House official announced that the president would be making a three-day swing through the West Coast beginning Sept. 25 with three stops in California -- San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles -- with the trip wrapping up in Denver on Sept. 27, next Tuesday. However, the president’s calendar at the White House website shows no scheduled public events for all of those dates.
The Denver Post confirms that anonymous sources say President Obama will give a speech at southwest Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. The Post also says that the White House has been looking for a proper venue for the president to give a speech in support of the American Jobs Act and may have found that in the Denver high school.
Fox31 also confirms the rumors saying that Lincoln High School's auditorium is large enough to host an event for more than 1,000 people. The school is located in one of the poorest areas of Denver on South Federal Blvd.