By Sam Youngman - 09/12/09 02:00 PM EDT
President Barack Obama will travel to several swing states next week to
sell his healthcare reform plan after he received mixed reviews for his
joint address to Congress.
On Saturday, the president heads to Minneapolis for a healthcare event.
The president will wrack up miles on Air Force One during the rest of the week as he rallies his base on healthcare reform, raises some money and, once again, courts the labor vote.
Monday will find Obama in New York City, where he’ll give a speech on the need for financial regulatory reform.
After that, he begins his swing state blitz.
On Tuesday, Obama addresses General Motors workers in Lordstown, Ohio. Later that day he’ll address the national convention of the AFL-CIO in Pittsburgh.
Obama traveled to Cincinnati last Monday to speak to the AFL-CIO's Labor Day picnic. The labor group has been a strong advocate for a public government-run healthcare option.
After addressing the AFL-CIO convention, the president will travel across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to raise money for new Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.).
After meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the White House on Wednesday, Obama will address the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that evening.
Then he is back on the road Thursday, trying again to sell his healthcare plan at a rally at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.