White House Says Obama Will Visit Des Moines

September 17, 2010 - 5:00 PM

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will visit Iowa and two other states in late September as part of his effort to focus attention on middle class families.

The White House announced Friday that Obama would hold an event Sept. 29 in Des Moines. He also plans a stop that day in Richmond, Va., and will visit Albuquerque, N.M., on Sept. 28.

An aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because specific details of the trip haven't been announced, says the Des Moines event will likely have an informal backyard setting, similar to an event Obama held earlier this week in Virginia.

In returning to Iowa, Obama will again touch base with the state where he won the nation's first caucus, giving him a big boost in his campaign for the White House.