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Obama to visit Bettendorf aluminum manufacturer


White House officials say President Barack Obama will tour a Bettendorf metal products manufacturer on Tuesday as part of his effort to address jobs and the economy.

Company officials with Alcoa are confirming that Obama will visit a company factory that serves as the New York-based manufacturer's aerospace, defense and automotive supply hub. The plant employs about 2,000 people.

Obama last visited Iowa in September 2010.

Obama carried Iowa in the 2008 election but has seen his approval fall since taking office. The Democrat is planning to seek re-election next year. His Iowa visit comes as several Republicans planning to run for president are planning a series of campaign visits to Iowa, scheduled to host the leadoff 2012 caucuses.

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