US Democratic President Barack Obama, fresh from a vacation in Hawaii, steps back into the campaign spotlight. Ohio is his priority today, a state considered crucial for his re-election chances.
Addressing Iowa supporters by video on Tuesday evening, Obama said his initial win there had made his later achievements possible:
“Because of those caucuses four years ago, we ended the war in Iraq, as promised, and our troops are now coming home. Because of the work that so many of you did even before the caucuses four years ago, health care is a reality for millions of Americans.”
After a year of legislative battles, Obama is expected to keep the heat on congressional Republicans. He has accused them of obstructing his economic recovery efforts and piling up dysfunction in Washington.