President Obama and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will both come to Iowa on Tuesday, coming within three hours of each other and, in the process, taking attention away from the growing field of official GOP presidential candidates stumping through the Hawkeye State.

Continuing his recent focus on the economy, Obama will tout his vision for increasing American manufacturing jobs at a factory in Bettendorf, in the eastern part of the state. Palin will head to Pella, in central Iowa, for the premiere of “The Undefeated,” a film about her political rise.