By Amie Parnes - 08/11/12 08:40 PM EDT
Hours after his opponent Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanPuerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate Overnight Finance: GOP faces dilemma on spending bills | CEOs push Congress on tax rules | Trump talks energy Overnight Energy: Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan in North Dakota MORE (R-Wis.) as his running mate, Obama headed straight for campaign headquarters in the Windy City.
Before heading to Chicago on Saturday, Obama did not take questions from reporters on Ryan's selection. A pool report indicated that there would be no coverage of the meeting.
Obama is scheduled to attend fundraisers in his hometown on Sunday, including one in the backyard of his home. The fundraising events will also mark his 51st birthday, which the president celebrated last Saturday in Washington.
Emails from first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaClinton rules out Sanders while playing 'who'd you rather' to chose running mate First Nigerian girl taken by Boko Haram rescued WATCH: Obama accidentally steps on First Lady's dress at state dinner MORE urged supporters to sign a card for the president and contribute to his campaign. Obama celebrated his 50th birthday in Chicago as well, holding a fundraising event where musician Jennifer Hudson sang "Happy Birthday."