NASHUA, N.H.—President Barack Obama is speaking at a New Hampshire community college about his plans for the economy, especially concerning American energy. The president has spoken frequently about community colleges’ role in the economic recovery, though it is uncertain how they will factor into his speech Thursday.
The visit comes a week after Vice President Joe Biden made eighth trip the state while in office. Obama carried New Hampshire in the 2008 general election, but the state is expected to be heavily contested in the fall.
Obama’s last visit to New Hampshire was to Manchester in November about his jobs bill. Two conservative political groups unhappy with the economic situation are planning a joint rally several hours after the speech, which is tentatively scheduled for 1:40 p.m. at Nashua Community College.
MAKING THE CASE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES