Obama heading west during late October trip

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is making his second Western swing in about a month.

A White House official says Obama will visit three states later this month: Nevada, California and Colorado. He’s expected to make stops in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles areas on Oct. 24, in San Francisco on Oct. 25, and in Denver on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26.

Obama visited some of those cities on a trip to the West Coast in late September.

The president’s travel comes as he is campaigning for both his jobs bill and his re-election bid.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trip has not been formally announced.