(CNN) – President Obama will lend a hand to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's re-election campaign next month.
Strickland's campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith confirmed the visit Tuesday after it was reported in the Columbus Dispatch.
Obama plans to deliver a speech on the economy in Columbus on August 18, followed by a fundraiser for Strickland and the Ohio Democratic Party.
Vice President Biden has already traveled to Ohio to help Strickland, who is facing Republican John Kasich in a closely contested campaign.
Despite Ohio's economic woes - Ohio's jobless rate is 10.5 percent, up from 5 percent from when Strickland took office - Strickland does not appear to be running away from the president.
He last appeared with Obama in March at an event promoting the administration's health care plan.