President Barack Obama returns to Chicago this week to attend fundraising events for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The visit comes after Obama toured the Jersey Shore Tuesday and checked recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy caused $40 billion worth of damage in October and destroyed nearly 350,000 homes.
The White House says Obama will travel to Chicago on Wednesday and return to Washington the next day.
The president is engaged in a robust effort to support Democrats in next year’s elections. For Obama, winning back Democratic control of the House of Representatives and holding his party’s majority in the Senate in 2014 would give him more opportunities to pass legislation Republicans oppose.
During Obama’s first term, some Democrats griped that the president didn’t do enough to help the party’s congressional candidates, particularly ahead of the 2010 midterms. Those elections saw Republicans win control of the House.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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