DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama is emphasizing women's health issues on his campaign visit to Colorado.
The president started his visit on Wednesday with a rally in Denver, where he was introduced by Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke. She gained notoriety after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a slut because she supports the Obama health care law's requirement that insurance companies cover contraception.
A nursing school graduate introduced Obama at an afternoon rally in Grand Junction.
On Thursday, the president speaks in Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University poll shows Obama and Mitt Romney tied among voters in Colorado households earning between $30,000 and $50,000 per year — an important target. Obama leads among voters with lower incomes; Romney is favored by those making more.