While presidential candidates of both parties are swarming the important early state of Iowa, President Obama plans his own event in there.
Obama is expected to visit Des Moines, Iowa next week for a discussion at North High School about college affordability.
“I’m looking forward to having a conversation with juniors and seniors gearing up for college as well as with their parents who, in many cases, are trying to figure out how to pay for it,” Obama said in an email released by the White House on Tuesday.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest ruled out the possibility that Obama was even considering a third term, pointing to comments he made in July during his trip to Africa about how it was against the law.
Obama’s influx of star power will likely draw media attention as Hillary Clinton, his former Secretary of State struggles with fading support in the state. Meanwhile Joe Biden, Obama’s Vice President is also exploring a run for the Democratic nomination for president.
The president has been careful not to show to much deference to either candidate, lavishing praise on both of his political allies.