Obama, Romney Hit Ohio on Same Day
CLEVELAND — With less than 41 days until the presidential election, both candidates will be in the Cleveland area on the same day for the first time to do some stumping in the Buckeye State.
President Barack Obama will be working to widen his lead, as recent polls name him the favored candidate in Ohio.
Governor Mitt Romney will be working to secure the undecided votes.
The pressure is on for Romney, as no Republican has ever won the White House without winning the battleground state of Ohio. This is Romney’s fourth public appearance in Ohio so far this month, and on Wednesday he stopped in Bedford Heights at the American Spring Wire Corporation to speak to the voters.
Tim Selhorst is the president of American Spring Wire and employs about 350 workers. He says the Romney camp contacted him on Sunday for the opportunity to host the Romney rally.
“We don’t host a lot of presidential election candidates so this unique for us, I’m excited to have him here and we are looking forward to presenting him to Cleveland giving people an opportunity to meet the governor,” says Selhorst.
The former Massachusetts governor’s visit is part of his “Romney plan for a stronger middle class” bus tour across Ohio.
President Barack Obama is also blazing the campaign trail in Ohio this week.
Obama’s campaign office tells Fox 8 News that the president will travel to Bowling Green and Kent University to speak at campaign events on Wednesday.
He’ll speak at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) at Kent State University.
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Romney will be having a special guest during his visit, Mike Rowe of the television show “Dirty Jobs.”
Some people say they are eager to see the former Massachusetts Governor speaking in Bedford Heights on Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s great we get as much exposure to the candidate as much as possible so it will help us make our minds up and hopefully and correctly choose the right man,” says Kevin Bruggeman of Port Clinton.