DENVER (AP) — Rep. Cory Gardner is headed to a Denver heating and air conditioning business to campaign for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The event at Hercules Industries is planned to coincide with Friday's release of monthly unemployment numbers. Republicans say nagging unemployment rates will play a major role in their campaign to unseat President Barack Obama.
Gardner is appearing with Hercules owner Bill Newland. The company was in the news last month when a Denver judge granted the company a temporary reprieve from provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act over questions about violating religious freedom.
Hercules Industries Inc. is run by a family whose Roman Catholic beliefs condemn contraception.
DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama is making another campaign stop in Colorado, his ninth this year.
Campaign officials say Obama will speak in the Denver area on Sept. 13. The location hasn't been announced.
He'll visit Las Vegas a day earlier as part of the same trip.
Obama made campaign stops in Boulder on Sunday and Fort Collins five days before that.
Colorado is one of the most hotly contested swing states in this election, drawing repeat visits from both parties' candidates and a deluge of television advertising.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last visited Colorado on Aug. 2. His running mate, Paul Ryan, appeared in Colorado Springs on Thursday.
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-- “Storytime,” read “What to Do if an Elephant Stands on your Foot” by Michelle Robinson, 10:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East.
-- “Homeschool Science Lab,” homeschooled students can use PPLD’s science equipment for parent-assigned experiments, with the help of our volunteer. A parent must accompany the student, 1-3 p.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., free.
-- “First Friday ArtWalk,” 5-8 p.m., West Colorado Avenue, between 23rd and 27th streets, free.
-- Marlene and Darlene’s Fall Creations” opening reception, 5-8 p.m., Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave.
-- “American Girls Club,” read Secrets in the Hills,” for girls ages 6-12, 6:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East.
-- “BRAS Downtown,” with the Black Rose Acoustic Society headlined by Marrahech Express, 8 p.m., Pikes Perk Coffee and Tea House, 14 S. Tejon St., $7 for general public, $4 for Black Rose Acoustic Society members, at the door.
-- Steve Draper Trio “Riff Raff” featuring “Manhattan Transfer” style vocal group form Houston, 8:15 p.m., Motif, 2432 S. Cucharras St.
-- Rocky Gene Wallace and Brickyard, 9 p.m., Benny’s Restaurant and Lounge, 517 W. Colorado Ave.
-- Mad Dog and the Smokin’ J’s, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., free cover.