Emily McCord speaks to Karen Kasler from the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau to discuss the state of the race between Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican Challenger Josh Mandel. Kasler reports that this nationally watched contest has generated national attention and the campaigns have become increasingly negative.
Ohio's Democratic senator has rallied with southwest Ohio steelworkers to highlight President Barack Obama's help for the U.S. auto industry.
Sherrod Brown tells steelworkers in Middletown that plants and jobs have been saved across Ohio.
Brown supported the auto bailout, and points to General Motors' recent decision to invest in northeast Ohio plants to build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. The AK Steel plant in southwest Ohio produces some of the steel for the car.
Brown had spoken out for AK Steel workers during a yearlong lockout that ended in 2007.
With both presidential candidates focusing their attention on Ohio, the Ohio Republican presidential campaign office has scheduled a rally on Thursday in Springfield.
Clark County's GOP headquarters says Thursday's event will be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds and will include a concert by singer Rodney Atkins. U.S. Senator Rob Portman and former Cincinnati Bengals star Anthony Munoz are scheduled to speak.
Campaigning together in the swing state of Ohio, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his pick for VP, Paul Ryan laid out their plan for economic recovery. WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports that part of their plan includes developing domestic energy sources, improving education, and balancing international trade.
Dan Damon is the anchor of BBC World Update and is visiting the state this week to take a closer look at Ohio's role for the upcoming election. He joins Emily McCord in the studio to discuss why the world watches the state, whether Ohioans are responding more to the economic messages of President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and what Ohio Republicans are saying about the current state of Mitt Romney's campaign.