The last time a sitting president visited Vermont was back in 1995 when President Bill Clinton was here.
His visit created a frenzy; making stops, meeting supporters in downtown Burlington.
He was here because then-Governor Howard Dean was chair of the National Governors Association.
Dean talked to us about the impact a presidential visit can have on the state.
Reporter Darren Perron: How significant is this when a president visits our state?
Former Gov. Howard Dean: It's pretty significant. We are a small state and we don't have a lot of presidential visits. There's also a significant economic benefit. He travels with dozens and dozens of people; security people and advance people who I am sure have already been there. It's like a small convention for a week.
Perron: Why doesn't Vermont see a lot of presidential visits in the state?
Dean: Well, the principal reason is that Vermont is not a swing state. And even bigger states, like Texas, don't get visits all that often. They will reliably vote Republican. We reliably vote Democratic. President Obama is coming because it is a very successful fundraiser, probably the biggest in the history of the state.
Perron: So, there's no real political reason to be here. It's all about the money?
Dean: President Obama is coming because he's having a successful fundraiser, it sounds like. It's great. He's the president of the United States and people will remember it and talk about President Obama's visit for years to come, I think.
President Obama is not expected to do any mingling downtown like President Clinton did. His agenda has him arriving in Vermont around 11:30 a.m. and leaving for another campaign stop in Maine at 3:30 p.m. He has two fundraising events to attend while he's here.
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