October 24th, 2010
08:03 PM ET
10 years ago

White House adds another Ohio campaign stop

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - The White House has added yet another campaign stop in Ohio on the final weekend before Election Day, as the hotly-contested race between Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland and his Republican challenger John Kasich comes down to the wire.

Vice President Joe Biden will appear with Strickland in Toledo on Sunday night, a Strickland campaign source told CNN.

That's on top of a high-profile Halloween rally on Sunday afternoon headlined by Biden and President Barack Obama - a Cleveland stop designed to gin up excitement among the Democratic base.

The latest Biden appearance will be his third in northeast Ohio since the summer.

The White House has lavished attention on Ohio - Obama drew a crowd of 35,000 in Columbus last week, and his top political adviser, David Plouffe, recently campaigned with Strickland - a reminder of the central role the Buckeye State will play in Obama's own re-election campaign.

Obama won the state's 20 electoral votes in 2008, and Strickland recently deemed Ohio the "firewall" for Obama's re-election chances.

Filed under: 2010 • Ohio • Ted Strickland • Vice President Biden
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. barry

    ah the desperation sets in. Campaign all you want Ohio goes Republican across the board. The next few days will be funny when Obama comes to realize the party is over. The policies that bankrupted the country and has caused so many families to suffer are done. Hopey Changey just didn't work out for Obama. Pathetic, arrogant, angry, little man.

    October 24, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  2. zonk

    This Ohio fetish is officially pathetic. can they be any more patronizing?

    October 24, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  3. USA 1

    The Tea Party& GOP preach “Cut government spending.” It doesn’t work! Look at wheat happened to Ireland, they cut government spending and their economy went over a cliff! Now they have nothing and no way to dig themselves out! In this country CEO’s continue to ship our jobs overseas, scream for tax breaks (as they make record profits), lay off their workers, and take incredible, unearned bonuses! The greed of big business CEO’s, and their lack of loyalty to the United States, and the stupidity of the right is the greatest threat to our nation right now. The terrorists don’t have to do a thing; they can just let the Tea Party, GOP, and big business, destroy our country. Vote GOP and destroy the middle class.

    October 24, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  4. Dave

    So when will the White House level with the country about how much taxpayer money, money from people who work for a living, is being spent so Obama and Biden can take the planes they've been loaned to make purely pathetic and selfish trips? I've read it's illegal to spend taxpayer money on private campaigns, but apparently when your the darlings of the "cool", "trendy" crowd who make careers out of short-term fun and games while leaving the bill with the "uncool", "square" people who pay the bills, rules are for everyone else but them. I'm sure these questions will never be asked by anyone who works for the company that owns this web site.

    October 24, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    Keep ON
    With you Campaign Stops!!
    Don't STOP until we reach the TOP!!

    The polls are looking better and we know for a fact that the POLLS LEAN RIGHT – so now it will pay off for the Democrats if we are CLOSE or doing BETTER!!!

    STATE the CASE and mean it – UNITE the BASE and be proud of it – WIN the RACE in November 2010 so we can continue to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD!!!

    All of the PUNDITS are out there YELLING and SCREAMING that we should already have the BLUE STATES in our back pockets!!! No – We cannot believe that because all of the ENTHUSIASM from the RIGHT – ALL Summer – Brought to you by the MEDIA – is still being PRAISED by the Media – So let's NOT drop our guards!!!

    Keep campaigning because it is NOT over until the FAT LADY (or man) SINGS!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 24, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  6. Ryan

    I'm not a Strickland fan, but I am voting for him because of his Pro Second Amendment voting record, and I just don't like Kasich for some reason. However, the White House campaigning for him is probably not in Strickland's best interest knowing how people feel in Ohio right now.

    October 24, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  7. Ted

    Obama said last week that Americans are ignorant and can't see and appreciate the wonderful things , such as Health care he has passed.....Now TODAY...Obama supporters are saying that WOMEN ( all) are not voting and insinuating women are more stupid than all other Americans.....Perhaps this belief comes from being around Nancy P. so much...or probably his Muslim upbringing that women are Very Ignorant, property only and may be treated as a man well pleases......So WHY would ANY woman vote for a person or party like this..?? Next women will be required to wear Burqas and learn to avoid rocks.

    October 25, 2010 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  8. GOP never will say "Made in America" and" Middle Class America"

    Ohio The Bush Admin gutted your manufacturing jobs. The Obama Admin pass a law to boost the purchase on material on import and export to rebuild jobs in your state. It took Democrats a year to get the bill passed. So, change is happening. Ohio you will never hear the GOPTEA Party use these words "Made in America and "Middle Class America". So, why would you want to vote for them. It will be like putting your vote in a bucket with a hole in it. Vote Democrats now!!!!!

    October 25, 2010 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  9. jules sand-perkins

    Obama's position in this election is sad: most voters don't care what he thinks about anything, but, as president, he still has to put on the best face possible under the circumstances and campaign for Democrats as if he hadn't just messed up his shot at immortal glory.

    October 25, 2010 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  10. jules sand-perkins

    One hopes that Democrats with remaining sense, such as Govenor Manchin of West Virginia, will restore balance of desired economic systems and environmental practicality to their party after Obama's exit.
    The current Oval Office workers spoil the spawning of Democrats like President Truman and Senator John Stennis.

    October 25, 2010 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  11. D. Bunker

    Nice bias from our right-leaning, so-called "liberal" CNN. There is no need to "gin up excitement among the Democratic base" given that most sane and rational Americans now see what's at stake as faceless millionaires, billionaires and foreign interests try to buy the election for the American Taliban. Average hard working Americans have seen the light, and recognize that the GOBP is a desperate cult, and rather than admit their articles of faith, such as deregulation, tax cuts for the ultrarich and unfair global trade, are PROVEN FAILURES, these nutjob extremists instead are seeking to spread their darkness of ignorance, fear, lies, and hate. We are the light, and our votes will send the teatards scuttling away, like cockroaches from the light. The Party of NO has no plan, no valid ideas and certainly no concern for Main St. America. They are massively out of touch with the poor and working class. We know this, and will vote accordingly.

    October 25, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |