Thursday in politics: Obama wraps up Colorado campaign swing, and more

President  Barack Obama wraps up his two-day campaign swing through Colorado on Thursday. On day one, Obama centered on women's issues and said Mitt Romney embraced "policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century."

Thursday he has stops at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo and at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and he's expected to focus more on the economy and jobs and continue his call for Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for households making $250,000 or less.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will campaign on behalf of Romney on Thursday in Colorado, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be in Michigan stumping for Romney. Both Jindal and Pawlenty have been mentioned as possible Romney running mates. (Question continues to be, when will a running mate announcement come?)

Romney, meanwhile, will be raising money in New York on Thursday.

Also worth noting on Thursday: First lady Michelle Obama will attend campaign events in Pennsylvania, and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will attend GOP Platform Committee meetings in Washington, D.C.

And then there is this: Thursday marks the second anniversary of the plane crash in Alaska that claimed the life of former Sen. Ted Stevens. Stevens became the GOP's longest-serving senator with 40 years' service before losing re-election in 2008, only one week after he was convicted of failing to disclose gifts. The verdict was eventually overturned and the Department of Justice dropped the case. He had survived another plane crash at Anchorage International Airport in 1978.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press

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