President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the economy that used the backdrop of a high-technology facility in Albany that grew out of a partnership with private enterprise and bipartisanship.
Beside him, through much of Tuesday's visit, was Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In his campaign in 2010, Cuomo made jobs and the economy part of his "new Democrat" theme. Cuomo has also shown a Democratic executive can work closely with Republicans, something the President has struggled with in Washington.
The trip is Obama's third to high-tech sites around Albany. Tuesday he visited the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany in the heart of the Rust Belt state.
Obama's campaign launched a TV ad Monday to promote his economic actions.
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