By Amie Parnes - 08/11/12 08:40 PM EDT
Hours after his opponent Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanReid: Intelligence community should 'fake it' on Trump’s briefings Trump steals the spotlight at Democratic convention Spokesman denies that Trump invited Russia to hack Clinton 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 ObamaFirst lady praises Obama speech: 'That's my man!’ Obama makes case for Clinton to succeed him FULL SPEECH: Tim Kaine accepts Democratic VP nomination 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."