President Obama travels to Kansas City, Missouri, where he will tour an electric vehicle facility and deliver remarks on the economy to workers. He'll talk about new unemployment claim benefit numbers that dropped by 21,000 to their lowest level since early May. But the bulk of his day will be spent at political fundraisers as the President helps two fellow democrats raise cash for their Senate races. Missouri candidate Robin Carnahan is trying to pick up the senate seat vacated by Republican Kit Bond who is retiring.
Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada where he will try and lend a hand to embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who is trying to keep Republican Sharron Angle from winning his seat. Senator Reid's campaign is billing the three thousand supporter rally and fundraiser as "An Evening with Barack Obama and Harry Reid."
The President will remain overnight in Sin City, but don't expect him to hit the tables. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says while the President enjoys a good card game of spades while passing the time on Air Force One, he doubts Mr. Obama will do the same on the casino floor.