Obama, cabinet members to talk about jobs in Ohio
CLEVELAND - President Obama is talking about jobs in a swing state again -- this time with an entourage.
Joining Obama will be Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner; Commerce Secretary Gary Locke; Labor Secretary Hilda Solis; Energy Secretary Steven Chu; Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the council of economic advisers; Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council. They will appear at a forum with small business owners and entrepreneurs at Cleveland State University.
The Cabinet secretaries will run small workshop sessions with the business leaders, soliciting their ideas on how to create jobs. Obama will act as a kind of master of ceremonies, giving opening and closing remarks at the event.
It will be a much more muted session than when he came to Cleveland State during the 2008 presidential primary campaign, when he had a tense one-on-one debate with then-opponent Hillary Clinton. Ohio now joins North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan as key 2012 electoral states the president has stopped in since the November mid-term elections.
Perry Bacon Jr.
| February 22, 2011; 9:12 AM ET
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