President seeks grass-roots support for stimulus

(AP) - After a key vote Monday, an economic stimuluspackage is expected to pass in the Senate Tuesday.Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is among

WASHINGTON - (AP) - After a key vote Monday, an economic stimuluspackage is expected to pass in the Senate Tuesday.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is among the few inher party who support the bill. She tells NBC's "Today" show it'snot a perfect bill, but she argues it is "a good bill" that'sneeded.

President Barack Obama is hoping to garner support for it with acouple of road trips. This afternoon he'll host a town hall meetingin a part of Indiana battered by job losses. Tomorrow he'll be inFort Myers, Fla., an area hit hard by foreclosures.

The Senate bill and the version the House passed are differentenough that negotiations between the two chambers are expected tobe difficult.

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