President Barack Obama had one message on his Saturday trip to Chicago: "If everyone who came out to vote in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this election."
For the first time since his 2008 election night celebration in Grant Park, Obama held a public rally--hoping to energize supporters and elevate Illinois Democrats. (For full rally coverage, click here.)
On Sunday morning, Obama joined Governor Pat Quinn and Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias for breakfast at Valois Cafeteria in Hyde Park.
After ordering pancakes, eggs and turkey sausage to go, he headed off to Ohio for some more campaigning, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
"I feel great, we've got good turnout," Obama told reporters at the diner. "Pat's gonna win, Alexi's going to win. That's why turnout is so important. We've seen a lot of enthusiasm, but it's going to be tight. These are close races. It's true here. It's true in Ohio. It's true in every state where we're competing. And obviously, the other side is enthusiastic. We've got to make sure our side is too."
Check out photos from Obama's Chicago trip: