Battleground Blog: 'Team Boehner' looks to get out the vote
November 3rd, 2012
06:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Battleground Blog: 'Team Boehner' looks to get out the vote

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. The following dispatch is from CNN's Deirdre Walsh who is traveling with House Speaker John Boehner on an Ohio bus tour over this pre-election weekend.

Findlay, Ohio - As the green "Team Boehner" bus snaked north up Interstate 75 along the Western edge of Ohio on Saturday the House speaker wasn't likely to find many undecided voters to talk to about supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The early stops on House Speaker John Boehner's three day statewide bus tour were all squarely focused on reinforcing how important it is for Republicans to come out in big numbers for the GOP ticket.
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Filed under: 2012 • Battleground Blog • John Boehner • Ohio
Battleground Blog: Boehner rallies for 'real recovery'
November 3rd, 2012
02:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Battleground Blog: Boehner rallies for 'real recovery'

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. The following dispatch is from CNN's Deirdre Walsh who is traveling with House Speaker John Boehner on an Ohio bus tour over this pre-election weekend.

Lebanon, Ohio (CNN)
- When House Speaker John Boehner took the small stage at the first event on his three day statewide bus tour his mission was clear - rally the GOP faithful to get to the polls and make sure this solidly red county turns out in big numbers for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

"Three more days!" Boehner chanted along with the small crowd of GOP supporters in a parking lot outside the Warren county victory center.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner • Ohio
Ryan pushes country not revenge in Ohio
November 3rd, 2012
01:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan pushes country not revenge in Ohio

Marietta, Ohio (CNN) - In Ohio Saturday morning Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama's comment about voting being the "best revenge" showed how the Democratic incumbent is "appealing to our lowest fears."

With just three days left in the race the GOP presidential campaign is seizing on the remark to illustrate how Obama's message differs from their own, which they say is a more positive message of change.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Paul Ryan
November 3rd, 2012
06:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Vote for country, not revenge

West Chester, Ohio (CNN) - White House hopeful Mitt Romney vowed to deliver real change at a blockbuster rally he headlined with running mate Paul Ryan in battleground Ohio.

The Republican presidential nominee criticized President Barack Obama, who during his own visit to the Buckeye State said voting was the “best revenge.” The Democratic incumbent altered a traditional refrain from his stump speech when he received boos from the audience.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Paul Ryan
Polls split on race in Ohio, Florida
November 3rd, 2012
12:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Polls split on race in Ohio, Florida

(CNN) – New state polls in Ohio and Florida are divided about the state of the presidential race in these two key battlegrounds.

In Ohio, arguably the most important of the battlegrounds, a NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Saturday showed Obama with 51% of likely voters and Romney at 45%. The CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday found the Buckeye State slightly tighter and within the sampling error: 50% for Obama to 47% for Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Ohio
November 2nd, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio

(CNN) - With four days to go until the presidential election, a new poll indicates the race for arguably the most important battleground state remains very close.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday, President Barack Obama holds a three point advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the contest for Ohio's much fought over 18 electoral votes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio • Polls • President Obama
November 2nd, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama tries to run over Romney's auto claims

Hilliard, Ohio (CNN) - In auto manufacturing heavy Ohio Friday, President Barack Obama took on recent attacks from Mitt Romney over his efforts toward that industry, saying the charges prove the former governor is attempting to scare Americans into supporting him.

"You don't scare hard working Americans just to scare up some votes," Obama told a crowd of 2,800 in small town Hilliard, Ohio. "That's not what being president is all about, that's not leadership."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • President Obama
President Obama to wrap up election campaigning in Iowa
November 1st, 2012
12:08 PM ET
2 years ago

President Obama to wrap up election campaigning in Iowa

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will wrap up his re-election campaign Monday with a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, his campaign announced Thursday. Early Monday, Obama will be stumping in Wisconsin and Ohio before heading to Iowa. The Monday stops will cap a weekend of cross-country campaigning.

Iowa was crucial to the president's 2008 victory – both his win in the state's caucuses that helped propel him to the Democratic nomination, and he captured the state in the general election with a 54%-44% victory over John McCain.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Ohio • Wisconsin
Boehner to kick off get-out-the-vote bus tour in Ohio this weekend
October 31st, 2012
03:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Boehner to kick off get-out-the-vote bus tour in Ohio this weekend

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner will join presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in Boehner's home town of West Chester, Ohio at a rally Friday night, before heading off on a three day statewide bus tour to boost GOP turnout in the final weekend before Tuesday's election.

On Saturday morning Boehner will board the same bus he's ridden for his regular pre-election tour since the 1990's. The bus, originally owned by one of Boehner's neighbors, is wrapped in his signature "Team Boehner" green logo, and will travel around the state hitting more than a dozen towns in three days.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Boehner • Ohio
October 31st, 2012
02:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Battleground Blog: Ohio's senators weigh in on Romney Jeep ad controversy

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here CNN Contributor John Avlon offers his take on a controversy surrounding some claims Mitt Romney has made about the auto industry.

(CNN) - Here in Ohio and other Rust Belt battleground states where this election will be decided – the auto bailouts are a personal, political and pocket-book issue.

The latest campaign skirmish over the auto industry concerns comments Mitt Romney made on the stump about Chrysler allegedly moving Jeep manufacturing overseas to China. This drew immediate outcry from the company and provided a field day for Fact-Checkers who pronounced the statement a "Pants-on-Fire."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
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