By Denver Business Journal

President Barack Obama will be in Denver on Tuesday and Wednesday to tout the jobs plan he is trying to push through Congress as well as to raise campaign funds.

Obama is slated to arrive Tuesday night on Air Force One. He is scheduled to attend a pair of fundraising events at the Pepsi Center that night to benefit both his own campaign and the Democratic National Committee, CNN reports.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will appear with Obama at the Pepsi Center, according to Hancock's schedule Monday.

The Pepsi Center was the site of the first three nights of the 2008 Democratic National Convention â¿¿ and the spot where Obama was nominated for president.

The president will speak to students on Wednesday morning at the Auraria campus in support of his American Jobs Act, the White House announced. He's also expected to discuss a program to help students deal with student loan debt.

Obama was last in Denver on Sept. 27. He spoke at Lincoln High School, also in support of his job-creation proposals now before Congress.

Republicans have criticized Obama for traveling around the country to promote jobs legislation in recent weeks while raising campaign funds at many of the same stops.

⿿Coloradans have been waiting for President Obama to follow through on his promises since his 2008 DNC Convention speech in Denver,⿝ Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call said in a statement Tuesday. ⿿Unfortunately, no matter how you slice it, Coloradans are worse off now than they were when President Obama took office and no amount of campaign cash or empty rhetoric will put our state back to work.⿝

GOP lawmakers on Oct. 12 blocked the full $447 billion Obama jobs measure, and the White House since then has been trying to get pieces of it through Congress while Obama has been giving speeches to drum up citizen support.

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