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Obama Greeted By Rick Perry On Tarmac In Texas (PHOTO)

05/09/2013 02:34 pm ET | Updated May 09, 2013

President Obama traveled to Austin, Texas on Thursday, where he was greeted by Governor Rick Perry (R) on the tarmac at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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Obama's Texas visit is the first in a series of trips around the country to promote his job growth agenda. The Associated Press reported:

The series of field trips Obama is beginning Thursday marks an attempt by the president to remind the public that he hasn't forgotten about the issue that concerns them the most: the economy and jobs. The outing also comes amid questions about whether the second-term president has enough sway to get his agenda through a divided Congress before attention turns to the November 2014 midterm elections.

Earlier this week, a Perry spokesperson said the governor welcomed the visit from the president.

"If President Obama is serious about getting our nation's economy working again, then he's come to the right place," Perry representative Lucy Nashed said.

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