ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has yet to make Albuquerque a campaign stop. But he will be giving the state's largest city a little attention on Friday.
The president has given the "Morning Mayhem" team at KOB-FM an exclusive interview that will air Friday morning.
The interview will run about six minutes. But given the show's format, not a lot of attention is expected on serious political issues.
The Obama campaign over the past year has put a lot of focus on building support in New Mexico, which earlier in the campaign was considered a key battleground state.
But the president has made only one stop here — for about a 10 minute visit to an oil rig in remote southeastern New Mexico while traveling between Las Vegas and Oklahoma.
Romney has not made any visits to the state.
Still, the Romney campaign criticized Obama for the platform he will be using to reach New Mexicans on Friday.
"President Obama hasn't taken serious policy questions in two months, unprecedented during a presidential campaign," said Clay Sutton, New Mexico spokesman for the Republican National Committee. "New Mexicans want to hear him address the $700 billion he raided from Medicare to pay for Obamacare and why his top aides wasted half a billion taxpayer dollars on Solyndra rather than focusing on creating jobs and helping the middle class."
The Obama campaign declined to say whether Obama's radio interview would be in lieu of a visit to Albuquerque.