By Amie Parnes - 08/11/12 08:40 PM EDT
Hours after his opponent Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanDHS urges states to beef up election security DHS chief: 21 states sought help over election hacking concerns Incomes are rising, but don't trust GOP to make it a trend 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 ObamaColbert: Trump is 'a coward' Michelle Obama gets celebrity help to harvest her final WH garden Clinton camp debates media strategy vs. Trump 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."