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Obama has skipped Great Plains

Union leaders, aircraft manufacturers, the Wichita City Council and others have called on President Obama to visit Wichita's hard-hit aviation-manufacturing industry, to no avail. He's been a no-show in other Republican states, too. Of the 12 states that Obama has not visited as president, 11 are states he lost to Sen. John McCain in 2008 and five are in the Great Plains — Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. Meanwhile, Obama has paid 12 visits to Ohio and nine each to Pennsylvania and Florida.