03/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Stimulus Tour Focuses On New Blue States

A trend is emerging in President Obama's out-of-the-gate travel itinerary: Top billing has been given to states that turned from red to blue in the fall.

So far this year, Mr. Obama has visited Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Virginia and Colorado, states that usually voted Republican in presidential elections but that went Democratic in November. Mr. Obama toured a factory that makes wind turbines, listened to the financial worries of voters at town-hall-style meetings and stood atop a dusty road construction site.

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