Reporting and full story by Rex Santus, public affairs reporter for The Daily Kent Stater.
As the presidential election nears, education, the economy and jobs have surfaced as some of the most popular talking points of the candidates.
President Obama on Tuesday afternoon fielded questions via teleconference from a group of student journalists from 24 universities who asked questions regarding the president’s views on issues important to young voters in several key battleground states.
Obama highlighted issues specific to Ohio and young people during his conference with students, saying Ohio is “representative of the choice in this election.”
“Ohio is a state where one in eight jobs are connected to the auto industry,” Obama said. “…The U.S. auto industry has come roaring back so that Ohio’s unemployment rate is actually doing better than a lot of other states around the country.”
Read more and listen to audio clips from the teleconference on KentWired.