Obama emphasizes women's health, economy in Colo

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Associated Press

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 9:01 AM

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.

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