Ohio

  1. It was only a matter of time before someone went there:

    The Ohio Democratic Party ran this ad in Ohio State University’s student newspaper Friday, the same day as their homecoming parade. Tapping into the university’s long-time rivalry with “that state up north,” the featured site at the bottom of the ad directs students to a page with a video clip of Romney admitting he’s not a fan of Ohio State sports. On that page, students can register to volunteer with the campaign.

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    Olivia Munn, model, comedian and actress on the television hit, “The Newsroom,”  visited Kent State University Friday with Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D) in conjunction with the "Gotta Vote" bus.  Munn stressed the importance of students making their voices heard, particularly in swing states. 

    "It’s important, especially in Ohio, where you guys make the difference," Munn said. "You know, Ohio is like a Narnia. It’s this magical place where you guys can control elections. So it’s very important for everybody to get out and vote."

    After remarks from both Clyde and Munn, students boarded the bus and headed to the Portage County Board of elections where they voted early.

  3. All images courtesy of Laura Fong.

    Craig Romney, son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, visited the Kent campaign headquarters Friday where he spoke to a crowd of approximately 100 people.

    Craig told the crowd stories about growing up with a politically active father. He thanked supporters on behalf of his dad and asked for their continued support for the last leg of the election season.

  4. Mitt Romney wants to let Wall Street run wild again, but he wants to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street. Do you want me to save Big Bird?”

    - President Barack Obama visited Cleveland State University Friday afternoon where he responded to several of GOP challenger Mitt Romney’s statements from Wednesday’s debate, such as his claim that he would cut support to public television.

    cleveland.com »

  5. A fundamental principle of my tax reform plan is that high-income people do not receive a tax cut, Point One. Point Two, middle-income people get some tax relief with no tax on interest, dividends, and capital gains. Under no circumstances whatsoever will there be a tax increase for middle-income Americans.”

    -

    Mitt Romney in an interview with the Toledo Blade.

    Romney visited the American Spring Wire Corp. factory in Bedford Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Wednesday for a town-hall-style event where he discussed his tax reform plans and job creation in the manufacturing industry.

    toledoblade.com »

  6. President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Kent, Ohio, in 100 years when he came to the university for a campaign rally with approximately 6,600 supporters Wednesday. Students, faculty, staff and local members of the community waited in long lines in the rain, some for as long as six hours, to hear him speak.

    See photos and tweets from the event here, and check out extensive coverage by the campus’s student media.

  7. Barack Obama released a new ad today in key swing states Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa and Nevada. The ad, titled “Fair Share,” addressed Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent of Americans he claimed “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

  8. The Fix has moved Ohio to “Lean Obama” after a new Washington Post Poll out Tuesday showed him up 52 percent to 44 percent over Mitt Romney.
Obama also has a lead in Florida in the new poll, though at 51-47 it is not statistically significant.

    The Fix has moved Ohio to “Lean Obama” after a new Washington Post Poll out Tuesday showed him up 52 percent to 44 percent over Mitt Romney.

    Obama also has a lead in Florida in the new poll, though at 51-47 it is not statistically significant.

    Washington Post »

  9. Yesterday, Priorities USA, a pro-Obama Super PAC, released a new campaign ad based on Mitt Romney’s now-infamous “47 percent comments” that will air in swing states including Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin as part of a $30 million ad buy.

  10. Story by Christina Suttles, a city reporter for the Daily Kent Stater.

    U.S. Rep.Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) paid a brief visit to Kent State Tuesday as part of President Obama’s ongoing “Heartland Tour.”

    The congressman came directly from Youngstown State University to speak to students about why President Obama is the most practical candidate for whom they should vote.

    Ryan said the government is no different from a student or community organization, where success or failure is entirely dependent upon the leadership of that organization.

    “Who is in charge matters,” he said. “The decisions they make matter and who we vote for matters.”

    In another attempt to highlight the importance of voting to students, Ryan used the 2010 gubernatorial race between then-Governor Ted Strickland and current Ohio Governor John Kasich as an example.

    “Ted Strickland lost his election by 70,000 votes,” he said. “That comes down to two votes per precinct in Ohio. It matters how we do in Kent and it matters how we do in Portage County because collectively that shifted the direction of the race.”

    Read more on KentWired.

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