WASHINGTON (CNN) – “How's it playing in Peoria?”
President Obama and faithful readers of the CNN Political Ticker will soon find out. Obama is heading to the prototypical middle American town on Thursday to talk about... you guessed it, the economy.
It will be a homecoming of sorts as Obama heads to his home state for this event, as well as another in the Illinois state capital of Springfield.
Odds are good that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join the president on this trip. LaHood, who is playing a big role in helping to sell this economic plan, represented Peoria for seven terms as a Republican congressman.