President Barack Obama on his way to Columbus

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President Barack Obama on his way to Columbus

The Plain Dealer – COLUMBUS, Ohio – President Barack Obama left Washington at 10:35 a.m., bound for Columbus, where he will attend the groundbreaking for what's billed as the 10,000th road project funded by federal economic stimulus dollars.

His trip is being promoted as the kickoff of the "Summer of Recovery."

According to the press pool report from Tangi Qu m ner, White House correspondent for Agence France-Presse, Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base at 10:24 a.m.

Obama, "clad in a dark suit, white shirt and blue striped tie, jogged his way into Air Force One at 10:28. He waved at a group of onlookers. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Valerie Jarrett, Reggie Love, Chicago friend Eric Whitaker and Bill Burton are in tow," according to the pool report.

Also on board Air Force One with the president are Democratic Reps. Mary Jo Kilroy of Columbus, Charlie Wilson of St. Clairsville and Steve Driehaus of the Cincinnati area, as well as Sen. Sherrod Brown, according to the White House.

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