Obama Returning to the Heartland

The president makes a trip to Indiana this week and Chicago next week

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    President Obama heads to Indiana on Friday to talk energy. He's also scheduled to be in Chicago later this month to kick off re-election fund raising.

    President Obama heads to Chicago on April 14 to begin fundraising for his officially announced re-election campaign.

    Before then, he'll get face time in another Midwest town to talk energy and rising oil prices.

    Obama heads to Indianapolis Friday to tour Allison Transmission, a facility specializing in hybrid technology, the White House announced Monday. 

    Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and tactical military vehicles. In June 2010, Allison announced the dedication of a new hybrid facility.

    During the visit, Obama will discuss his long-term plan to protect consumers from gas prices and decrease oil imports by one-third by 2025. 

    Obama's 2012 campaign is rooted in Chicago, with his headquarters in the Prudential Building. On April 14, Obama attends a Democratic National Committee event in Chicago, the first of several campaign events.