Lake Harriet Bandshell
President Barack Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president’s economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage. Obama was closing a two-day trip to the Minneapolis area on Friday with a speech on the economy at a castle-shaped bandshell on picturesque Lake Harriet. He’ll seek to frame his agenda in terms that resonate for Americans still struggling financially despite the recovery, reinforcing a populist “on your side” economic push that Obama and Democrats are making in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections.
President Barack Obama arrived in Air Force One early Thursday afternoon for what will be a rare two-day visit to the Twin Cities. Obama will speak to crowds and attend a private fundraiser over the course of two days.
Beginning at noon Wednesday single tickets will be available first-come, first-served for folks who want to see the President on his second visit of the year to the Twin Cities. President Obama will hold a town hall Thursday at Minnehaha Park before attending a private fundraiser in the evening.
President Barack Obama’s visit later this week to Minnesota will include a town hall event Thursday and an economic policy speech on Friday. The White House gave details Tuesday of Obama’s plans during his Minneapolis stops.
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