Obama sells jobs plan in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ? President Barack Obama is selling his jobs plan ? and his re-election hopes ? to plugged-in networkers in Silicon Valley and around the country.

He was appearing Monday at a town hall-style event hosted by career-focused social networking site LinkedIn to pitch his nearly $450 billion jobs proposal as he travels through California scooping up campaign cash.

The town hall, the White House’s latest attempt to meld old-school campaigning with new media capabilities, will allow Obama to take questions from LinkedIn users online as well as a live audience at the Computer History Museum near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.