September 14th, 2010
09:59 AM ET
12 years ago

If it's Tuesday, it must be Ohio

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Bill Clinton heads to Ohio to campaign for Gov. Ted Stickland Tuesday."]

(CNN) - One day after Bill Clinton teamed up in Pennsylvania with Democratic Senate nominee Rep. Joe Sestak, the former president lends a helping hand to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

Clinton joins the Ohio governor Tuesday for rallies and fundraisers in Cleveland and Columbus. The former six term representative and Methodist minister is facing a tough re-election bid this year against former Ohio congressman John Kasich, the Republican nominee. Recent polls suggest that Kasich leads Strickland from the single digits to low double digits. The two candidates face off in a debate Tuesday night.

Clinton has been very active on the campaign trail this election cycle, often helping out Democrats in states where surveys suggest President Barack Obama is not so popular.

Strickland will be getting more visits from high profile Democrats. CNN's learned that Vice President Joe Biden will team up with the governor in Dayton and Akron on September 20. Obama also stumps with Strickland again in Cleveland on October 20.

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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Ohio • Ted Strickland
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Bob in PA

    Amazing how this man appears busier than God, but accomplishes nothing.

    September 14, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  2. Snow

    At least bill clinton has some popularity unlike obama.

    September 14, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  3. Slick Willie

    Bill, go back to Hope, get some scented cigars and retire already, your old news. The foreign interest will take care of your golden years.

    September 14, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. Diane

    I just love this man, Bill Clinton! I will vote for Gov. Strickland.

    September 14, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. jim

    He really needs to go out and campaign for former Gov. Jerry Brown in Calif. since the two of them are buds. !!!! After all why waste your time on someone like Ohio's Gov. Strickland after his perfomance in office. It has destroyed their economy.And then bringing in in V.P. Biden is justing icing on the cake.Obama's policies are killing the state of Ohio.Maybe, ole Joe will suggest splitting the state into 3 seperate regions called poor,middleclass and rich.Much like his proposal for Iraq,it should get him some laughs while helping out a friend.

    September 14, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  6. Joe Krugel

    Governor Strickland launched ads against Kasich’s vote on NAFTA, calling it bad for Ohioans, yet brings the President who signed the legislation to Ohio as a campaign tool. Yeah he cares about Ohio families more than keeping his position.

    September 14, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  7. diridi

    pres. Clinton, we Americans love every step for pres. both are "The Best Presidents" in American History....for 100 years...

    September 14, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  8. tony

    I'm an Ohioan for Strickland but I'm upset at the cuts he's made to our libraries

    September 14, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |