Obama launching 3 days of fundraising travel

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the West Wing of the White House on August 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Obama is traveling to Wisconsin and California to attend fundraisers.
U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the West Wing of the White House on August 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Obama is traveling to Wisconsin and California to attend fundraisers. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip in which he will also remind people of his plans to fix a lumbering economy.

Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats. He will cap his day at a glitzy fundraiser in Los Angeles to help congressional Democratic candidates.

The official business of the trip comes at the start in Milwaukee, where Obama will speak at a company that makes energy storage battery systems. He hopes to underscore a message that the nation is rebuilding its economy for the long run by investing in projects like clean energy.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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