Obama to make a quick Delco visit Tuesday

Posted: November 08, 2011

President Obama is swooping into the Philadelphia region Tuesday morning for a quick visit to the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Delaware County, White House officials say.

The president is scheduled to tour a classroom at 11:30 a.m. and then make remarks about Head Start, the federal early-childhood education program.

It's an official visit rather than a campaign trip, though everything a president does has unavoidable political overtones.

Tuesday is Election Day, and Delaware County Democrats are hoping to break the GOP's hold of more than three decades on the County Council. Pennsylvania, a swing state, is key to Obama's chances for reelection, and increasingly competitive Delaware County is likely to be a battleground in the struggle for the state's 20 electoral votes.

Obama is scheduled to arrive and depart from Philadelphia International Airport; motorists should be alert to security-related road closures. - Thomas Fitzgerald

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