Barbour to speak in Obama's hometown of Chicago

One of President Obama's potential GOP challengers is set to deliver an economic speech on the commander in chief's home turf before he heads to Iowa, a key early primary state.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is set to appear before the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's political action committee for a fundraiser on March 14. He will also give a speech titled "The Need for Economic Growth and Job Creation."

Individual tickets start at $150 and donors can contribute $5,000 to earn a "sponsorship" title. The event will be held at the Mid-America Club, which bills itself as "Chicago's premiere business club."

Barbour has been active on the speaking circuit as he weighs a presidential bid. The governor, who is in is final year in office, blasted Obama and job growth during a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington last week. 

The speech takes place a day before the former Republican National Committee chairman is set to appear at an Iowa Republican Party event.

Barbour has said he will decide whether to run for president by the end of April

h/t CNN

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