By Amie Parnes - 08/11/12 08:40 PM EDT
Hours after his opponent Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Trail 2016: GOP stages of grief Trump punches back: I'm not ready to support Ryan's agenda Dems blast Ryan over refusal to back Trump: 'Well, that was awkward' 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 ObamaThe Hill's 12:30 Report Obamas dance with R2-D2, stormtroopers on Star Wars Day The Hill's 12:30 Report 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."