Supporters hold placards at U.S. President Obama's fundraiser for Missouri's Secretary of State Carnahan in Kansas City, Missouri

 
Supporters hold placards at U.S. President Obama
Supporters hold placards at U.S. President Barack Obama's fundraiser for Missouri's Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in Kansas City, Missouri July 8, 2010. Obama on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and said his policies would boost job growth, as he began a two-day campaign for fellow Democrats before November's congressional elections. Obama was raising cash for the U.S. Senate campaigns of Carnahan and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)