Washington (CNN) - President Obama returned to Pennsylvania Wednesday, his fifth trip to the politically important state since taking office last January.
Obama is scheduled to give an address on the economy and job creation at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The White House tells CNN the president's remarks will address "the state of the economy, the future we need to seize, and the path we choose to get there." The president is also expected to make comments on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Obama first visited Pennsylvania as president on September 15, 2009, speaking about the economy and health care reform at the AFL-CIO convention in Pittsburgh. Following his address, the president attended a fundraiser for Sen. Arlen Specter, who was running for a sixth term as a Democrat after leaving the GOP last April. Specter, who traveled with Obama on Air Force One on Wednesday's trip, lost the Democratic primary last month to Rep. Joe Sestak, despite support from the White House.
The president returned to Pittsburgh later in September to discuss the global financial crisis at a meeting of world leaders at a G-20 conference.
Obama came back to Pennsylvania on December 4, to deliver remarks on the economy at Lehigh Carbon Community College. The event kicked off what the administration calls the president's "White House to Main Street" tour, a series of visits by Obama across the country to talk with Americans about how they are coping with the challenging economic times.
The battle for health care reform brough the president back to Pennsylvania on March 8. Obama delivered remarks and took questions at an event at Arcadia University in suburban Philadelphia.
While Obama lost the Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton in April of 2008, he won the state and its 21 electoral votes by 11 percent over Republican Sen. John McCain in general election.
A Quinnipiac University poll conducted in early May indicates that 46 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of the job Obama's doing as president, wtih 48 percent opposed.
In case you are counting, Pennsylvania doesn't top the list of frequent stops by the president. He's visited New York and Ohio more often.