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President Obama's Multi-State Swing Includes "Tonight Show" Visit

The president and former Gov. Mitt Romney have battleground state blitzes planned for Wednesday

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 5:52 PM PDT
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NBC4's Sean Murphy interviewed "Tonight Show" Host Jay Leno about the upcoming elections and how he selects material for his monologues. This clip is from "Today in LA" on October 24, 2012.

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NBC4's Sean Murphy Talks Politics With Jay Leno

NBC4's Sean Murphy sat down with "Tonight Show" Host Jay Leno and spoke about the upcoming elections. This clip is from "Today in LA" on October 24, 2012.
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President Barack Obama arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon for an appearance on "The Tonight Show" amid a campaign swing that includes stops in key battleground states.

The president will be in Los Angeles for just a few hours as he visits four states in one day. President Obama began the day at the White House before flying to Davenport, Iowa, and Denver for campaign events.

The president landed at Los Angeles International Airport at about 5:30 p.m. The appearance on "The Tonight Show" will be his fifth, the third since he was elected president.

After the 6:30 p.m. show taping, he will fly to Las Vegas for the final campaign event of the day.

The visit might lead to delays on streets near LAX and Burbank between 4:25 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement.

Last week, the president appeared on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."

With just two weeks before the election, both candidates are covering significant ground during their campaign swings. Republican candidate Mitt Romney will be in Reno, Nev. Wednesday before touching down in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Romney will travel to Cincinnati, Ames, Iowa, then head back to Ohio for a stop in Akron before the end of the week. 

President Obama is scheduled to visit Florida, Virginia and Ohio on Thursday, with a stop in Chicago.

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