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White House: A presidential spotting possible in Pensacola

The White House says President Obama's two days along the Gulf next week will take him to the three additional states that have been affected by oil: Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama is likely to stop in Gulfport, Ms., Theodore and Orange Beach, Ala. and Pensacola in Escambia, "the western most Panhandle county that is beginning to also see oil wash ashore."

Gibbs said he expects Obama in each stop to meet with Coast Guard, response and local officials, noting that each state "the challenges" vary.