President Barack Obama arrived in Grand Junction, Wednesday.
Politicians and supporters were on hand to greet him on the tarmac as Air Force One landed around 3:30pm.
This was one of the most anticipated arrivals Grand Junction’s airport has ever experienced.
Supporters waited anxiously to welcome the president to our city.
He flew in from Denver, where earlier he spoke on restoring middle class security.
Air Force One arrived a half hour earlier than scheduled.
When the doors opened President Barrack Obama greeted a small crowd of school board members, campaign supporters, and politicians.
Many of them say they are honored the president of the United States has come to Western Colorado.
Roger Wilson, Colorado State Representative for House District 51 was the first to shake the president’s hand.
He says, “It was incredibly relaxed. He gave us time to say a few words and he just felt like a great human being. That experience is something you can't tell from a picture.”
President Obama was accompanied by Colorado Senator Michael Bennett and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar.
Wednesday’s visit is part of a two day campaign tour across Colorado.
On Thursday he'll be visiting the state fairgrounds is Pueblo and a college in Colorado Springs.
To many, our state is considered the western battle ground for the presidential election.
Those campaigning for President Obama are focusing on rounding up as many votes as possible, saying the Western Slope could make the difference in whether the president has a win or loss in Colorado.