Gov. Kasich, First Lady Campaign in NE Ohio

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CLEVELAND -- The push to get that all-important presidential vote continues in Ohio. The state's top Republican campaigned hard for the Romney/Ryan ticket, while President Obama's number one supporter is coming to Cleveland Monday. 

Ohio Governor John Kasich began a day of campaigning for the Republican ticket at a pancake breakfast in Rocky River Sunday.  His message was for a change in The White House. 

"With taxes and debt, and regulations is keeping us from being able as strong as we need to be.  So, I'm for Romney because I believe at the end of the day, he will bring some real solid positions to solving these problems which will help Ohio do better than we're doing right now," Governor Kasich said. 

He said he is worried about the uncertainty coming out of Washington.  Businessman Mark Schmidt agreed. 

"There's a lot of uncertainty in the business market people are sitting on a lot of cash - not wanting to spend cash, not knowing what's going on with the future of the country.  We can't keep going to same as we have in the past four years," Schmidt said. 

The governor took the campaign ground game to the streets, going door-to-door, urging residents to vote for Romney.   The Romney camp sees Rocky River as a "swing city" and a must win if Governor Romney is to take the Cuyahoga County vote.

Meanwhile, the gymnasium at Cuyahoga County Community College was being transformed Sunday for the Michelle Obama grassroots "Get out the Vote" event on Monday. Despite a Democrat strong Cuyahoga County, State Senator Nina Turner said the Obama campaign is not taking any vote for granted.

"You know the President talks about education. The First Lady understands how important education is. So, what better place to be than Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus which is in the heart of Cleveland." 

State Senator Turner said the First Lady is the right choice to rally support for the President, and he will bring his message for a stronger middle class. 

"That we want to build an economy built to last from the Middle out and now from the top down. To restore hope, vitality and prosperity to this country.  This is about moving forward," State Senator Turner added.

The Michelle Obama Rally is open to the public, but a ticket is required.  Doors open for the event at 3 p.m. Monday. 

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