President Obama will launch his first campaign bus tour of the 2012 cycle next week, hitting the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
A campaign official said the two-day trip will begin July 5th, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The tour is expected to signal a shift in Obama's focus from high-profile fundraising events to greater engagement with voters.
The campaign official told the AP that while Obama will continue to focus on fundraising, his schedule would begin to include more campaign rallies and events to reach out to voters.
(...) Reports said that while the details of Obama's trip had yet to be finalized, he is expected to visit northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.