Obama Returns To Iowa Today

President Obama speaks at the University of Iowa Field House March 25. (Photo by Brian Ray)

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By Richard Pratt

This afternoon, President Obama will be traveling to Iowa for the second time this year.

The president will make stops in Fort Madison, Mount Pleasant, and Ottumwa today.

Yesterday, hundreds of people were already lined up in Ottumwa to get a ticket to see President Obama at today's town hall meeting there. People stood in line for hours in order to get one of 1,500 tickets.

Obama will be back in Iowa not to talk on health care reform, but to focus on the economy and creating jobs. That's important for southeast Iowa which has an unemployment rate close to 10 percent.

The president will start his day in Iowa with a tour of the Siemens Energy plant in Fort Madison. He'll talk with workers, share ideas about growing the economy and getting Americans back to work.

President Obama will then make a short stop in Mount Pleasant before heading to Ottumwa, where he will hold a town hall meeting at Indian Hills Community College. The focus will again be on job growth and the economy.

We will have continuing live coverage of President Obama's visit right here on KCRG.com and on KCRG Local 9.2.

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