Obama to Wisconsin after State of the Union
January 18th, 2011
04:55 PM ET

Obama to Wisconsin after State of the Union

Washington (CNN) - Continuing a presidential tradition of traveling to the heartland of America after delivering his State of the Union address, President Obama will fly to Manitowoc, Wis., on Wednesday, January 26. Presidents have historically visited politically important states following the annual speech in order to highlight themes and programs outlined in the address.

Manitowoc is located on Lake Michigan, about a 90-minute drive north of Milwaukee. The mayor, Justin Nickels, is a mere 24 years old. He was 22 when elected to the post.

Candidate Obama carried the state of Wisconsin in 2008 by 14 points over Republican candidate Senator John McCain. But the Republicans made a strong comeback in the state during the last midterm elections in November 2010 winning a Senate seat, two House seats and the governorship.

The president traveled to Tampa the day after last year's State of the Union address for a town hall meeting.

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  1. Drew

    Love the pic on this article; looks like a diorama.

    January 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm |

    He thinks he has done something smart with his Obamacare, little does he know it is the finish. of his political career

    January 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  3. Sue

    Have you seen the new polls posted at Rasmussen AND Gallup-–Boehner's approval has already gone up.

    And, based on the polls, the majority in the country trust Republicans more than Democrats on all of the top ten issues now facing our country.

    Obama and the Democrats must be extremely worried, about Darrell Issa's upcoming investigations and hearings. I can't wait. The swamps are definitely going to be drained then.

    Republicans not only won back the House, they took control of the majority of states throughout the country. And, because of this.....And, because of the Republicans being in charge of redistricting......This is going to cause major problems for Obama and the Democrats.

    Then, to add to their problems........There are 26 Democratic Senators up for reelection in 2012, and only 10 Republicans.

    January 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm |

      No, I haven't seen this, but I am not surprised.The greatest thing for this nation is in someway for us to turn around the damage that has been done. Have you noticed where China has already called for the Chinese currency to be the back-up currency for all Nations transactions. The U.S. has held this position from near it's inception as a country because of our used to be gold standard. Now our dollar is only worth 50 % of it's falue and due to fall even more now that Obama is printing currency by the trillionswith no collateral. He is a demon wishing to collapse the U.S. because of his hatred for Americans.

      January 19, 2011 at 11:04 am |
      • pete

        "he is a demon wishing to collapse the u.s., blah, blah, blah." i just love it when incompetent morons like you write into blogs.you always manage to show your riidculous paranoia and incredible stupidity with so few words. instead of making an intellegent arguement (which you obviousley don't have the equipment for) you just throw out snotty little soundbites. what a loyal, well indoctrinated republican.

        January 19, 2011 at 11:30 am |
  4. Rachael

    PLEASE DON'T COME HERE! You have few supporters here!

    January 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  5. ramtruck2500

    WOW so much for reality! Whew ook at what gets printed on here. WOW so much for getting along. now we have Demons running the country – god get swuckobee in here to cleanup the mess! Thease must be tea baggers as all is bad whine away. as far as the President coming to Wiscon i say fine I will be glad to see him here. i think it is neat!

    January 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm |