President Obama swings through Minnesota, Iowa and northwestern Illinois next week--he will told townhall meetings in tiny Atkinson and Alpha, Ill. before returning to Washington.
From deputy press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday:
On Monday, the President will travel to Minnesota to begin his three-day bus tour in the Midwest. While in the Midwest, the President will discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation, and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials.
The President knows we must do everything we can to promote economic growth, restore confidence in our nation's future, and enhance the sense of optimism for future generations.
After arriving in Minnesota, the President will host a town hall event in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, at Lower Hannah's Bend Park. Later that day, the President will hold a town hall in lovely Decorah, Iowa. I highly recommend it for those of you that have not been there.
On Tuesday, the President will hold a Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa.
On Wednesday, the President will hold town hall meetings in Atkinson and Alpha, Illinois, before returning to Washington, D.C.