Supporters of Mitt Romney are planning a demonstration for President Barack Obama's visit to Iowa State University campus on Tuesday (Aug. 28).
The camp for Romney, the likely-Republican nominee for president, has also purchased a full-page ad to run in the student newspaper, the Iowa State Daily, on Tuesday.
While the president brings a message of ensuring college affordability on his , the Romney campaign is countering that with claims of a bleak job outlook for college students under Obama.
"Under President Obama, 'hope and change' has failed the youth of America," the ad reads. "Half of new college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
A copy of the ad provided by the Romney campaign is attached to the article.
Romney spokesman Shawn McCoy said the campaign is working with the chapter of Students for Mitt to organize a demonstration to greet the president. A mix of students and other Romney supporters will be on hand outside the Obama event on Tuesday morning to show their opposition to the president's policies, he said.
"President Obama was elected largely in part by college students hoping for more jobs waiting for them upon graduation, but under his leadership, the cost of college has hit an all-time high and college graduates face dismal employment prospects," McCoy said. "Students have been let down by President Obama’s failed policies. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a plan to create a tangible pathway to the Middle Class for college graduates ..."
McCoy said he does not expect the group to have a presence inside the event, which requires tickets.
Doors to the Obama event open at 10:30 a.m. and the president is expected to speak at 1:10 p.m.