Obama Visits Iowa Wind Farm

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - President Obama made a surprise detour to a wind farm today, part of his ongoing effort to tout his support for one of this swing state's top industries.

"At a moment when we want to pursue every avenue for job creation, it's homegrown energy like wind that's creating good, new jobs in states like Iowa," the president told reporters after touring the wind turbines on the Heil Family Farm, which harvests enough wind to power an estimated 30,000 Iowa homes.

Bipartisan support for wind energy production, Obama said, has "been fraying a little bit during the election season."

Once again, Obama criticized Mitt Romney for wanting to end tax credits for clean energy production. "He's called these sources of energy 'imaginary'; his new running mate has called them a 'fad,'" he said.

The 7,000 Iowa jobs that depend on wind energy are not figments of the imagination, Obama said. "That's what's at stake in November."

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