Gov. Ducey to greet President Obama in Phoenix

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey plans to meet President Barack Obama when he arrives in Phoenix.
 
Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato says the governor will greet Obama when he arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport Wednesday afternoon for an overnight stay.
 
The president plans a speech at Central High School Thursday morning that will showcase housing sector gains since the real estate crash. Obama also plans to unveil new steps to increase home ownership. 
 
The meeting between the Republican governor and Democratic president is expected to be brief. Scarpinato says Ducey doesn't plan to attend Obama's Thursday event.
 
Former Gov. Jan Brewer got a lot of attention during a runway meeting with Obama at Mesa's airport in 2012 when an Associated Press photographer captured her wagging her finger at the president.

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