Pingree: President Obama to visit Portland

Posted March 26, 2010, at 11:04 a.m.

PORTLAND — President Barack Obama will visit Maine next week, according to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree.

The 1st District Democrat said the president will visit the Portland area on April 1 to talk about the health care overhaul passed by Congress.

Her spokesman, Willy Ritch, said further details will be released as they become available. Obama also will travel to Boston, where he will attend a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

Obama has visited Maine before, most recently in February 2008. This will be his first visit since being elected president.