February 9th, 2009
08:45 PM ET
9 years ago

Playing in Peoria

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.

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  1. Margaret M. Brown

    I have never seen this country in such terrible condition. What
    the people in Washington need to do , first is to except the
    President, and work with helping to turn it around. When Bush
    was in the White House, you never heard so much of not working
    together. President Obama didn't make this mess, but he is trying
    to help so many people to get their jobs, Health Care, and Homes,
    All of you have jobs and don't know what it , to be without one.
    Do your jobs and make America proud. The whole world is
    watching you

    February 10, 2009 12:51 am at 12:51 am |