ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:
As part of the “White House to Main Street” tour, President Obama today will travel to Elyria, Ohio to hold a town hall at the Lorain County Community College.
“During the visit, President Obama will meet with Ohio workers, local CEOs, small business owners and other local leaders about ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, previewing the visit.
President Obama will tour the Wind Turbine Manufacturing and Fab Lab facilities at Lorain County Community College, as well, and make stops at local businesses in the Lorain County area to speak to Ohio workers and families about the challenges they are facing, the White House said.
The well-timed, previously announced visit comes as the White House is refocusing on the economy – following the “anger” heard expressed through the results of the Massachusetts special election race this week.
In December, the “White House to Main Street” tour was launched with the jobs summit at the White House, and then a presidential visit to Allentown, Pa., that same week.
The president will return to the White House in the evening after spending most of the day in Ohio.