Obama Pitching Economic Priorities In Minnesota 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.
Obama Trip May Pay Off For Both Minnesota Parties Both political parties see opportunity in President Barack Obama's two-day visit to Minnesota that starts Thursday. For Democrats, their party's biggest name will draw attention to a signature initiative: the large, upcoming bump in the state's minimum wage. For Republicans, his presence alone will give them a tangible way to connect targeted Democratic candidates to a struggling president as campaign season intensifies.
Washburn High School Students First To Get Tickets For Presidential VisitBeginning 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.
Cannon Falls Gears Up To Host President ObamaThe small town of about 4,000 people is just south of the Twin Cities. The President will be there on Monday to host a town hall style meeting about the economy and jobs.
Obama To Visit Minnesota On MondayPresident Barack Obama is planning to stop in Minnesota on Monday to begin a three-day bus tour to promote his economic policies.