Could President Obama stop in Rochester?

Posted at: 08/20/2013 11:32 PM
Updated at: 08/20/2013 11:54 PM

Thousands of New Yorkers are hoping to get a glimpse of President Obama, as he travels around Upstate New York this week.

He's expected to talk about making college more affordable for families.

The president's itinerary does not bring him to Rochester. He's scheduled to speak at the University at Buffalo Thursday morning, before heading to Syracuse to speak Thursday night. After that, it's on to Binghamton and Scranton Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, we spoke with Ken Preston, of Rochester for Obama. He tells News10NBC, that he spoke with the president's advance team, and as of dinner time Tuesday, Rochester is still not on the list.

Preston says he wasn't expecting this trip.

“Kind of caught me by surprise. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's office didn't hear anything about it either. I saw her on one of the interviews, and it just caught us all by surprise.”

While not on his official itinerary, our NBC affiliate in Syracuse says two historical sites in Auburn are getting ready,  in case the president decides to make a stop.

The Executive Directors of the Seward House and the Harriet Tubman home tell WSTM, they are prepared to accommodate the president any hour of the day.