Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is launching a bus tour with vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan in Ohio, a crucial swing state, next week.
No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio, which has 18 votes in the electoral college.
Ryan will stop in Lima on Monday and will head to Cincinnati Tuesday to meet up with Romney. Romney will then tour Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo on Wednesday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The tour is called: “The Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class.”
Romney has already visited Ohio three times since the Republican National Convention last month.
“Ohio is always an important state, no matter how you look at the history,” Romney senior adviser Kevin Madden said recently, according to the paper. He added, “We’re taking it very seriously, and that’s why we’re here today.”
Obama was in Cincinnati earlier this week, telling supporters the White House is pursuing a complaint with the World Trade Organization over China’s auto subsidies.
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