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Obama To Tour Michigan Factory

President Obama tours an advanced battery factory in West Michigan this week as part of a swing through battleground states. The President is scheduled to visit the Johnson Controls plant Thursday in Holland which makes lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles. The factory is part of a nearly $600 million investment the company is making in advanced batteries – with half of that paid for by federal stimulus funding. It’s part of a White House strategy for the President to tout his Administration’s investment in new technology and job creation. He’s also launching a bus tour through political battleground states including Iowa and Minnesota. Some Republican critics are characterizing the bus tour as a “taxpayer-funded campaign swing that won’t create a single job.”