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UPDATE: Obama speaks at Kirkwood Community College

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

President Barack Obama will visit Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning. 

This is the second visit to Cedar Rapids for the president this year and his fourth trip to Iowa.

Prior to his speaking engagement at Kirkwood Community College, the president met with a local family to discuss an extension to tax cuts that he says would prevent a tax hike for families making less than $200,000. 

Obama then spoke to a crowd of 1,500 people in Johnson Hall on the Kirkwood Community College campus, focusing his speech on the economy.

This is an official campaign stop for the president. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, is campaigning in Colorado today.

Polls in Iowa have shown Obama locked in a tight race with Romney for the state's six electoral votes, a potential warning sign after Obama triumphed in Iowa's leadoff caucuses in 2008 and then captured the state in the general election.

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