The president will be in St. Louis tonight, after spending the afternoon in the Dallas area. He's scheduled to attend two fundraisers in St. Louis before flying back to Washington. Obama will raise money in Dallas, too, but he's also fitting in a public appearance. He'll visit a community college in suburban Mesquite, where he will tour the campus's Children's Laboratory School and talk about his American Jobs Act.
NBC News reporter Chuck Todd draws a conclusion from today's schedule: Missouri, which went for John McCain by a margin of fewer than 4,000 votes, is no longer a "purple" state.
From Todd's Twitter account:
So the president is traveling to TX and MO today and only has a public event in TX? More proof Team Obama doesn't view MO as a swing state