Obama in Wisconsin

Obama is coming to Milwaukee in August.

President Barack Obama speaks about exports, jobs, and the economy, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Barack Obama is coming to the Milwaukee area on Aug. 16.

A White House official said Tuesday that the president will be in the area to host an event related to the economy. Obama will also headline a fundraiser on behalf of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the Democratic Party. Barrett is the only major Democratic candidate for governor.

The trip will be Obama's fourth to Wisconsin as president. He was in Racine on June 30 to host a town hall meeting on the economy. He appeared in Madison in November and in Green Bay in 2009.

This will mark Obama's first fundraising stop for Barrett, who got into the governor's race after being urged to do so by White House officials.

Also running for governor are Republicans Scott Walker and Mark Neumann.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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