First Lady Michelle Obama will hold Ohio campaign events Monday in Delaware and Cleveland Monday, two days after Mitt Romney makes stops in Lebanon and Portsmouth.
The First Lady will hold a noon hour rally Monday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware and a 5 p.m. event at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland - both rallies aimed at encouraging college students to vote early and encourage their friends to do so.
But, first, Romney will be campaigning in Ohio Saturday.
One could hardly blame President Obama for doing a bit of crowing Friday when he spoke to a rain-soaked crowd of several thousand at Cleveland State University.
He had just learned, as had the rest of the nation, that the Bureau of Labor Statistics had new numbers showing the national unemployment rate had dropped from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September – the lowest jobless rate since January 2009, the month he took office.
The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were hitting the streets of Cincinnati for some old-fashioned door-knocking and phone-banking.
Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Westwood, joined with Hamilton County GOP officials and local tea party leaders Saturday morning at the Romney Victory Center in Colerain Township to kick off a day of grassroots voter outreach.
A busload of Mitt Romney supporters will be traveling across southwest Ohio Tuesday on the first day of early voting in the Buckeye State, making phone calls to voters from the bus to urge them to cast their ballots early.
The "Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express" will be outside Hamilton County Republican Party headquarters at 646 Main Street downtown from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
It then moves on to the Butler County Board of Elections at 1802 Princeton Road in Hamilton; and will park near the board offices from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.