(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.
It's too bad the president doesn't have time to campaign for all of the Democrats up for election in 2010. The GOP could use his help.
In related news, sources tell CNN that John Kasich was seen "doing the happy dance" upon hearing this news.
The next kiss of death is for strickland with nobummer campaigning for him.
Are you sure you want this Strickland? Look what happend the last time Obama campaigned for someone. I'd stay way way far away from Obama, he's political poison.
Despite Ohio's economic woes – Ohio's jobless rate is 11 percent, up from 5 percent from when Strickland took office – Strickland does not appear to be running away from the president
You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all the people all of the time. Obama's Administration and the Democrats have been a disaster to the economy. If you look closely and connect the dots, it all seemed to start with Slick Willie, I like to call it front end loading. Clinton reaped the benefits of his liberal global agenda up front and we are now still paying the price on the backside for his trade agreement and National Security blunders. Obama has simply doubled down on the same failed concepts and we are now so deep in the hole only a true leader will be able to lead us out, I'm not seeing any step up yet, but there will be ONE that arises from the ashes.
Hopefully, Obama can do for Ohio what he did for Virginia, New Jersey and Mass.
Doin' a heck of a job, Barry.
Why would anyone want to re-elect this man??? He needs to move on to something else. He's in over his head.
Thank God Obozo is coming to campaign for Strickland. Kiss of Death. For a while there we were worried Strickland woud win, but good, old, lying, corrupt "hope and change" is coming to doom him.
Ohio wants Strickland!
Thanks Obozo you just guaranteed another Republican victory. We thank you.
Wouldn't it better, eliminating/minimizing the jobless rate; before calling the President to show how BAD I... am governing Ohio?
I am inviting... guests, when there is nothing in the house.
Special attention needs to be given to Ohio's 8th Congressional District. The Democratic Candidate for the House needs to 'shadow' the President for a couple of weeks needs to get in shape to get rid of that John Boehner 'thing' that has occupied the House of Rep. far too long for inumerable and obvious reasons. I think it would be advisable the Deportation Proceedings be looked into on the grounds of UnAmerican Activities or something. I have been an American Citizen in good standing all my life, never missing a chance to vote. John Boehner accused me of not wanting the Presidents policies and I can assure everyone concerned that this is not the case. I am part of the group called the American People, am I not? I also heard that Republicans in our state tryed to block foreclosed upon peoples from voting in 2008. Fortunately, they we not successful in their attempt. I know Deportation must really sound like a good idea, it did to me at first. However, I can't think of any country that would accept these certain polititions. Any ideas?
There are many, many factors that affect the unemployment rate in our country. This started yrs ago, just check the facts how the unemployment rate has increased since the Bush tax cuts for the WEALTHY, it has gone up each year long before Pres. Obama. One thing to remember ALL wealthy people do not have a desire to cheat, avoid paying their share. But so many are greedy, only want power and control. We the people have to realize what is best for ALL AMERICANS. Find some answers FOR YOURSELF. 1. Why do we have unions, what conditions created them? 2. Check out Anti Trust Laws, why, what and when. 3. Out sourcing, cheap or slave labor no benefits. How did all this affect our work force.? I believe we have no jobs because the large corps. don't care about the working class in America. Check Glass-steagall, Grahnn-leach-blilly. If the you really want to stop illegals, fine the people who hire them 3grand a head, I bet it would STOP. In this country it's all about divide and conquer, brainwashing the uninformed. Working class people in America have no business being ANTI GOVERNMENT. Can you imagine what would happen if the Repubs get back in tax cuts for the wealthy, lower wages , no more middle class, people working for pennies,no benefits and they could fire you for anything and you'd have no UNION to back you up. Ge real folks don't cut your nose off to spite your face.
"Do Nothing Ted." The only thing that will keep Strickland in Columbus will be if the idiots (democrats) in the Cleveland area turn out in droves to vote for him. If it weren't for the bottom feeders in Northeast Ohio, a democrat would never win anything (governor, senator, president). But, they keep voting for them....and that part of the state continues to suffers most. So, they have it coming. BTW – I live in Ohio.
Obama and Strickland deserve each other – a couple of knuckleheads.
Why not... not like he has anything important to do? Geesh
Midas in reverse...
Why would Strickland want Obama in Ohio? The man is toxic right now. If anything, this visit will hurt more than it helps.
Thanks Odumbo, with you and your side kick trying to help, your boy is done and Kasich is in.
Hope he has an alternative to politics. He should have run away.
And just what kind of speech can he possibly deliver about the economy except that its bleak! Oh I forgot - he'll make up another lie and tell all you liberal fools that believe him that everything is just fine!