Obama campaign events delayed by floodingNortheastern Minnesota flooding forced the Obama campaign to postpone a swing through three communities.
Northeastern Minnesota flooding forced the Obama campaign to postpone a swing through three communities.
While President Obama himself was not scheduled to visit Duluth, Chisholm and Virginia, his campaign had planned a Thursday “Minnesota Made” tour featuring union leader Dave Foster. It has been rescheduled for this coming Thursday: 10 a.m. at 210 W. Superior St., Duluth; and 1 p.m. at 307 First St. N., Virginia. The Chisholm time has not been set.
Foster will be joined by Minnesota Democratic politicians in the three communities to discuss how 750 steelworkers lost their jobs in 1993. The incident occurred when a steel firm went bankrupt after now-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s firm bought it.
Foster, a Minnesota native, was lead negotiator for the steelworkers union.