In Pennsylvania, presidential politics hard to ignore
November 30th, 2011
09:56 AM ET
11 years ago

In Pennsylvania, presidential politics hard to ignore

(CNN) - Planning to push for an extension of the payroll tax holiday at a high school in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, President Obama is taking his jobs message to a familiar setting.

The trip to Pennsylvania marks Obama's 15th visit to the perennial swing state since he was sworn into office, ranking among his most frequented. It's no surprise: Pennsylvania's penchant for close elections makes its 20 electoral votes a tempting prize for both parties. But a win here in November may be particularly important to the president, who could use a bit of breathing room as he faces tough odds to hold some of the Republican-leaning states he won in 2008.


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  1. Keith in Austin

    The Campaigner in Chief spewing his devisive class warfare rhetoric once more! Divide the Country and conquer. Right Barry! Your disapproval rating is now over 60 percent and rising! We are the UNITED States of America no matter how hard you try to divide us by social class!

    November 30, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  2. stevie

    The more he`s out campaigning, the less damage he can do in Washington.

    November 30, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. PA_outofwork

    The working people and seniors (most of the population) of Pennsylvania won’t be “Weinered" by Obama this time. The majority of Pennsylvanians see president Obama, the Obama administration as a complete FAILURE. Obama now has the lowest job approval of any president and we recognize that fact, 337 days to go; the 2012 election is going to be a massacre for Democrats.

    November 30, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. slavetousa

    How about Obama does his job and runs the country? This 2 years to repay favors and 2 years to campaign again thing is so lame. The president cares so little about anything other than war mongering and votes, how could anyone support a system that clearly does not support the people.

    November 30, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    While PA isn't "in his pocket", The People will soon realize that Republicans have nothing more to offer than negative words and phrases. All you hear from Republicans is "failed" and "destroyed" all the time. You never hear about solutions that help the middle class, only policies to help their "job creators."

    November 30, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |