[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/16/art.clinton.8.16.10.gi.jpg caption ="Former President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail in Ohio."](CNN) - While some Democrats appear ambivalent about President Obama's usefulness on the campaign trail this election season, former President Bill Clinton clearly remains a hot commodity.
His most recently announced trip will take the former president to Ohio next week to make appearances on behalf of that state's embattled governor, Ted Strickland.
The former president will appear at campaign rallies and fundraising events in both Cleveland and Columbus next Tuesday, Strickland campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith tells CNN.
Strickland, the one term governor and former congressman, once enjoyed high approval ratings but now finds himself in a tough battle against former Republican Rep. John Kasich. Recent polls suggest Strickland is down by more than 10 points as the economy continues to hit the Buckeye State particularly hard.
Eight years after he left the White House, Clinton is again proving to be the most popular Democrat come election time. His most recent trips include appearances on behalf of Florida Senate candidate Kendrick Meek and Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln.