Posted: Aug 16, 2010 6:54 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 16, 2010 6:55 AM
President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip.
Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats.
He will cap his day at a glitzy fundraiser in Los Angeles to help congressional Democratic candidates.
The official business of the trip comes at the start in Milwaukee, where Obama will speak at a company that makes energy storage battery systems. He hopes to underscore a message that the nation is rebuilding its economy for the long run by investing in projects like clean energy.