President Obama talks economy in Shaker Heights

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - President Obama in Northeast Ohio Wednesday afternoon to deliver remarks before a packed house at Shaker Heights High School.

It's President Obama's first election year stop - to a state he won four years ago.
But this year he may have a tough fight.

Mr. Obama announced the appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- "America's consumer watchdog."

"He's going to be in charge of one thing - looking out for the best interest of American consumers, looking out for you," said the President.

Just this week the agency started a 800 number for people to call to make sure they are getting a fair deal on their mortgages.

The trip to Ohio is the first of several campaign-style events for the President in battleground states. But his top aides say don't expect to see him on the campaign trail often - until the early part of the summer.

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