Seattle (CNN) - As President Obama stumps here in the West for several Senate incumbents in deep trouble, Democratic officials revealed Thursday he will shift his attention to the Midwest and Northeast in the final weekend of the midterm election.
Obama will headline four major rallies for the Democratic National Committee in the final stretch, starting Saturday Oct. 30 in Philadelphia and Bridgeport. Pennsylvania and Connecticut have Senate battles that are simply too close to call, as well as competitive gubernatorial battles.
Also on that Saturday, Obama will return home to Chicago, where there is a tight gubernatorial battle and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias is locked in a bitter battle with Republican Mark Kirk for Obama's old Senate seat. The state is also featuring a close re-election battle for Gov. Pat Quinn (D).
Advisers to the President have privately said he's particularly concerned about the symbolism on Election Night if his party can't even hold his former Senate seat, which is why first lady Michelle Obama and the President each campaigned in Illinois earlier this month.
On Sunday Oct. 31 the President will return yet again to Ohio, his 12th visit as President and just days after he and the first lady headlined their first joint rally, drawing 35,000 people to the campus of Ohio State University.
White House aides have said they expect the President to be in Washington on Election Day, though that could always change if Democratic officials calculate that a last-minute visit will have an impact in another key race.
Vice President Joe Biden will join Obama at the Cleveland rally, according to Democratic officials, as the White House continues to very aggressively coordinate the travel of the President, Vice President, and first lady for maximum benefit.
Biden led campaign events earlier this week in Washington, California, and Nevada - three states the President is also hitting on his current five-state swing - because of the urgency of saving incumbent Sens. Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, and Harry Reid.
Mrs. Obama will also be visiting Washington and California next week, and then will be in Las Vegas for Reid on Monday Nov. 1, the day before Election Day.
That same day she will also headline an event in Philadelphia, a sure sign that the White House believes that Joe Sestak, the Democratic candidate for Senate that many pundits had written off, has a legitimate shot of knocking off Republican Pat Toomey.