Obama to take campaign to 'Tonight Show' Wednesday

October 22, 2012 - 7:33 AM

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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama arrives at a campaign fundraiser at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Obama and Mitt Romney are engaged in an all-out effort to court women in the campaign’s closing weeks, knowing that women could help determine the winner in a series of toss-up states. Women have emerged as the pivotal voting bloc in the aftermath of the second presidential debate, where Obama and Romney sparred over contraceptives and pay inequality. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be sitting down with Jay Leno on the set of "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, less than two weeks before Election Day.

NBC says Wednesday night's appearance will be Obama's fifth on "The Tonight Show," his third since he became president.

Obama has been making the late-night rounds as the presidential campaign has picked up steam. He was on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" last month, and chatted with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" last week.

Mitt Romney has avoided the late-night talk shows since he became the Republican party's presidential nominee. But his wife, Ann, did appear on "The Tonight Show" last month.