Bush Readies for Four-State Bus Tour

President Bush will make a campaign bus trip next week through Michigan, a state he narrowly lost in 2000, and Ohio, a state he wants to win again this year.

Days after Democratic rival John Kerry's (search) four-day bus tour through four industrial states, Bush plans to participate in an "Ask President Bush" event in Niles, Mich., on Monday and will make remarks in Kalamazoo and Sterling Heights, Mich.

On Tuesday, he will attend a pancake breakfast in Toledo, Ohio, then do another "Ask President Bush" event in Dayton, Ohio. Before returning to Washington on Tuesday, he'll stop in Lebanon and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kerry's stops were in Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. All four states are up for grabs in the presidential race.