Obama pitches jobs plan in Denver

September 27, 2011 - 3:10 AM
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President Barack Obama arrives at a Democratic fundraiser at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., Monday, Sept., 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Denver to pitch his jobs plan in the city where he accepted the Democratic nomination. But as he's acknowledged at fundraisers up and down the West Coast, this election isn't like 2008.

Obama told a star-studded Hollywood fundraiser Monday night that this time around people are weary, and the energy of 2008, when he was an exciting new face, is going to have to be generated in a different way.

He urged guests, including actors Eva Longoria, Danny DeVito and Jack Black, not to get tired now. The president told them, "This is when we're tested."

After seven fundraisers over two days in Washington state and California, Obama is speaking Tuesday at a Denver high school, then returning to the White House.