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President Obama Plans Visit to Capital Region

May 4, 2012

President Barack Obama is slated to visit Saratoga County next week to speak on jobs and emerging technology.

The president will visit the Global Foundries chip plant in Malta, his third visit to the Capital Region since taking office. He is expected to draw attention to ways in which the government and private companies can work together to spur new high-tech industries.

President Obama has previously visited General Electric in Schenectady and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

While the Democrat is expected to carry New York in his fall reelection campaign, New York Republican Party chair Ed Cox recently told WAMC that he expects former Massachusetts governor and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to resonate with Empire State voters.