President Obama will launch his first bus tour of the 2012 campaign on the July 4, reports the AP. The two-day trip will take Obama through the key swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The bus tour is part of a larger shift in the president's campaign, away from a focus on fundraisers to more rallies and voter interaction, the AP reports.
The president will still headline campaign fundraisers through the fall, but the official said Obama's schedule would start to include more of a mix of campaign rallies and other events focused on speaking directly to a wide swath of voters in the states Obama needs most in order to hold the White House.
Romney completed a five-day, six-state bus tour last week.