Bush Plans Illinois Stop on Midwest Trip

The president begins his trip Tuesday with campaign rallies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles, Missouri.

Polls show a close race in both states. Four years ago, Bush won Missouri by a narrow margin, and lost Iowa by just 4,000 votes.

Then on Thursday, Bush is scheduled to speak about Homeland Security during a stop in the Chicago suburb of Glenview.

He'll follow that with a GOP fundraiser in nearby Winnetka before heading to Texas to spend the weekend at his Texas ranch.