President Obama will be in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a quick visit with Jay Leno, the White House announced today. Two days after the last Presidential debate set for tonight, Obama’s appearance on The Tonight Show will come in the middle of a multi-state campaign swing that will see the incumbent in Iowa, Colorado, California and Nevada. This is only the second time Obama has come to LA since he took office in 2009 without attending a fundraiser here. Obama has been to LA 13 times since he entered the White House. Wednesday’s visit with Jay Leno will be Obama’s fifth on the NBC late-night show and the third since taking office It is also his first time back in LA since the 30 Days To Victory Concert And Dinner fundraisers October 7. The Leno appearance also comes one day before Michelle Obama is in town for a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live and a fundraiser at Will Smith’s house. The First Lady was last on Leno in August, giving the show a ratings bump.
Mitt Romney has not visited late-night TV in recent months, but his wife Ann made her solo Tonight Show debut on September 25. This election season has seen both Obamas on several shows from The View and Live With Kelly & Michael to Late Show With David Letterman as well as the president’s visit last week to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.