While many of the country’s top Democrats have gathered in Denver for their party’s national convention, the party’s nominee will spend part of his Monday in Iowa.
As he makes his way to Denver, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is stopping in swing states where polls show the race between Obama and Republican John McCain is close.
Iowa is one of those swing states and Obama is due in Davenport early this afternoon for a town hall meeting. It’s an invitation-only event.
This evening, former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach — a Davenport native who served in congress for 30 years, will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Leach, as you may recall, is a Republican who earlier this month endorsed Obama. "One Nation" is tonight’s theme at the Democratic National Convention, and Leach will serve to buttress Obama’s contention that he, as president, will be able to bridge the partisan divide that has stymied progress in Washington on a variety of issues.