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Obama in Charlotte after rain delay

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Obama landed here at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday after rain delayed his flight out of Washington by 20 minutes, according to pool reports.

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Obama's arrival at the Democratic National Convention comes just hours after the party announced his Thursday acceptance speech had been moved from the Bank of America Stadium to the Time Warner Cable Arena because of “severe weather forecasts.”

The president spent the days ahead of his arrival on a “Road to Charlotte” tour focused on winning over middle-class voters in a handful of swing states. He took a break from campaigning on Tuesday to visit a parish in Louisiana that had been ravaged by Hurricane Isaac.

He joins first lady Michelle Obama, who arrived in Charlotte on Monday and gave a warmly received speech to delegates Tuesday night.

There's been no official word on whether Obama will be out and about in Charlotte before he speaks Thursday night.

A campaign official said the Obamas would meet with the four convention contest winners who took part in a drawing hosted by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.

Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki was asked if the president would do a walk through of the convention hall. She said aides were seeing what is logistically possible.

She also said Obama hasn't scheduled a meeting with former President Clinton but will probably “see him around town. … He looks forward to watching his speech and we’ll see what the next few weeks brings," she told reporters on Air Force One, according to a White House pool report.

As for Malia and Sasha, who watched the first lady's speech with Obama in the White House on Tuesday, Psaki said they would come down Thursday after they finished school for the day.

— This story was last updated at 4:17 p.m.