ccording to an Obama campaign official, the president is planning a two-day road trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania next week, to focus "more on direct engagement with voters and less on ritzy fundraisers." The bus tour, which kicks off July 5, will coincide with the release of the monthly jobs report, an important indicator of the country's economic outlook. The most recent report, for May, showed only a slight uptick in the unemployment rate, a troubling sign for Obama's re-election prospects.
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