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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:29 AM

Obama to make bus tour thru PA & OH next week

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WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is ramping up a fresh phase of his re-election bid with a bus tour next week, focusing more on direct engagement with voters and less on ritzy fundraisers.

While Obama has been running for re-election for months, his efforts thus far have focused largely on hauling in cash from supporters in dozens of fundraising events across the country as his campaign seeks to compete with energized Republican donors. He spent the early part of this week on a two-day, four-state fundraising blitz that brought in more than $5 million.

Rolling through swing states on a campaign bus allows Obama to engage in more of the informal, retail-style politics that can be hard to achieve in the highly scripted White House. Between his scheduled events, the president is sure to make surprise visits to restaurants and small businesses or stop to greet voters gathered on the side of the road to watch his motorcade.

Obama's itinerary for the bus trip was still being finalized, but the official said the president probably would hold events in northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss details of the trip ahead of the campaign's official announcement


I wonder if the President will do better than Mitten's did with getting crowds at his stops?

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:50 PM

1. Does anyone know if he'll be in the Harrisburg, PA area? I'd love to see him in person.


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