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President Obama in Des Moines

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- President Barack Obama made a stop in Iowa Wednesday for his second of three "backyard meetings" this week.

Each visit is a private event.  The President meets with a family in the city, and their immediate neighbors. The first stop was in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday.

In Des Moines, President Obama held the meeting at the home of Jeff and Sandy Clubb.  About 70 of their neighbors were also there.

Jeff and Sandy have two children, 11-year-old Tristan, and 9-year-old Skyelar.
The family has lived in Des Moines for four years.

Jeff was born and raised in Sigourney and is a social studies and religion teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School. Sandy was born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland and is currently the athletic director at Drake University.

President Obama spoke privately with the family in their home for about 10 minutes before heading outside to speak with neighbors.

President Obama fielded a variety of questions from the neighbors during the backyard discussion, but focused on the challenges facing the middle class. 

"We're making good decisions on giving small businesses tax breaks, and shoring up the housing situation," said President Obama at the event today.

From Iowa, President Obama traveled to Richmond, Virginia to hold another similar event.
Air Force One was scheduled to depart from Des Moines around noon Wednesday.

Online producer:  Adam Amdor

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