The Romney campaign sent an up-and-coming Senator from Florida to Ohio to counter the twin visits of President Obama. Marco Rubio spoke to about three hundred people at the Statehouse at almost the same time Mr. Obama was speaking about a mile away. Rubio talked about the concerns of unemployed college graduates and workers with dwindling savings. And Rubio said things can get better only by returning to what he called the principles that made Americans prosperous and different - limited government and the free enterprise system, which he praised as offering huge opportunity.
Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel will take on Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown this fall. Mandel easily won the G-O-P primary winning 62% percent of the total votes statewide. On March 12, 2012, Florida Senator Marco Rubio campaigned in Ohio for the Senate hopeful.
The following audio contains addresses from Mandel and Rubio to a crowd of 300 in the Berry Room located at Wright State University's Nutter Center.