President to Continue Cross Country Campaign Next Week

Next week, President Obama will visit Denver, Colo., and Phoenix, Ariz., midweek as part of his continuing effort to sell his economic plans to the nation.

Convinced that the president's communications efforts haven't been well-served by him remaining confined in the trappings of the White House, the administration has put the commander-in-chief back in campaign mode.

To illustrate how real people are hurting, the president held town hall meetings in Elkhart, Ind., on Monday and Fort Myers, Fla. on Tuesday .

To demonstrate the tangible effects of transportation infrastructure dollars in the stimulus bill, he and the governor of Virginia visited a highway construction project in Springfield, Va., on Wednesday.

Today the president comes to Peoria, Ill., to a Caterpillar manufacturing plant to push the notion that jobs will be created as a result of infrastructure investments. The CEO of Caterpillar, who announced 22,000 layoffs last month, has said the stimulus bill could allow him to rehire some of those workers.

-- jpt

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