Obama to Visit Dark Knight Victims Tomorrow

President flying to Colorado tomorrow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 21, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
President Barack Obama arrives at Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers, Fla., Friday, July 20, 2012.   (Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – President Barack Obama will fly to Colorado tomorrow to visit with victims and families from the Aurora movie theater shooting, the White House announced, as he and Mitt Romney dialed back their campaigning in the shocked aftermath of the massacre. Aides said Obama's stop would also include meetings with state and local officials.

Friday's deadly rampage briefly silenced the acrimonious presidential contest, with both campaigns cutting short schedules and pulling advertising in Colorado out of respect for the dead and injured. But for Obama, the pause will be short-lived. After his Colorado visit, he plans to fly to Reno, Nev., for a Monday speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, followed by a series of campaign fundraisers in California, Oregon, and Washington state. Romney is also expected to speak to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday.

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