Off-Week Campaigning

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 06, 2010 8:26 AM
Legislators take a week off from work in Washington to campaign during the July 4th break, with Obama making stops in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Nevada. The President is expected to hit hard on House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who said the finance reform bill that the House passed last week was "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

In Nevada, Obama will undoubtedly focus on one of the hottest races of the season, speaking in favor of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's re-election campaign against the GOP's Sharron Angle. Vice President Joe Biden will be in California to stump for Sen. Barbara Boxer, and a number of senior minority and majority leadership will be on the trail as well. This mini-break provides a preview of the campaigning that will take place during the long August recess.