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In Case You Missed It – USA Today: Obama ignores South Carolina

In Case You Missed It – USA Today: Obama a “no-show” in South Carolina

When President Obama travels on business, politics isn’t far behind

In the 2½ years he has been president, Obama has traveled to 40 states. Not counting Virginia and Maryland because of their proximity to the White House, half of his visits have been to the 13 “swing” states that likely will decide the 2012 presidential race. Only 16% have been to safe Republican states

Also on the president’s no-show list: South Carolina, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Utah and Idaho, all states that he lost handily in 2008. The only “blue state” he hasn’t visited is Vermont, so reliably Democratic that only Hawaii and the District of Columbia gave Obama greater margins of victory last time around.