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Teams Ohio is something of a home away from home for President Obama this year.
That's because historically as Ohio goes so goes the presidential election.
But chief White House correspondent Ed Henry tells us this trip got off to a bumpy start.
Turbulence for President Obama as he arrived in Ohio Air Force One landing at the base for the 170 -- Air National Guard.
Whose mission would be threatened if the White House's budget goes through.
Ohio senator Rob Portman on the short list to be Republican Mitt Romney's running mate.
Says that could wipe out 800 jobs and he slammed White House spokesman Jay -- for getting caught unaware of the story Tuesday finally.
Policy implications today -- promised the White House would find that new unspecified issued for the unity.
After all every job counts in a battleground state where he exposed the president is willing to cover every age campaigning for votes.
Under my opponent's plan.
You let it get the bill for these.
To -- a bit about -- tax cuts.
The president today jumped on a study by the Tax Policy Center claiming -- -- plan would help the rich at the expense of the poor and middle class.
You -- ask you to pay more to invest in our children's education or rebuild our roads are.
What more welcome back to work.
You're asking you to pay more.
So that people like Karen.
Didn't get a -- Scott.
The Obama camp believes that message is connecting with middle class voters in several battlegrounds including a six point lead over Romney here at Ohio.
According to new polls from Quinnipiac University the New York Times and CBS news.
Real clear politics however notes if you give the president all of the state where his job approval rating is 47% or above.
He only has 222 electoral votes well short of victory with the Federal Reserve declaring today the economy has slowed in the last six months.
And it's taking no new steps to reverse the slide.
Super -- allied with Romney believe the stalled recovery will tip the -- It seemed almost four million fewer jobs than President Obama projected.
23 million Americans without full time work.
A top surrogate for the president former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to shift the focus charging without evidence there's something -- Romney's tax returns that would be a deal breaker with the American people.
He may have paid no taxes at all and -- years.
Any way to know for sure.
Now the Romney camp believes that tax issue is a distraction from the biggest economic story of the week and -- -- jobs report that's coming on Friday.
And may play a big role in shaping the rest of this presidential campaign.
Ed Henry traveling with the presence at night Ed thank you.
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