President Barack Obama has a busy day of fundraising events on Monday, when he will be spending the day in Keene and San Francisco, Calif.
- In the morning the president will travel to Keene to dedicate the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument, the nation’s first such site to honor the late Mexican-American labor leader. The visit is Obama’s latest effort to reach out to Hispanic voters this election cycle -- with whom he already has a solid lead -- and underscores the demographic's growing importance in presidential politics. During the afternoon Obama will attend a $2,500-a-ticket concert fundraiser in San Francisco, before attending a $20,000-a-plate fundraising dinner in the evening.
- Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will arrive in Pennsylvania on Monday as a part of a two-day, seven-city canvass event to remind Pennsylvanians to register to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline.
- A new Gallup poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans who viewed last week’s presidential debate believe Mitt Romney won the night. Yet another poll from Public Policy Polling found the president’s lead over his Republican challenger decreased in Virginia by two points since the debate.
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