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Obama expected to stump in Valley Monday



Published: Tue, October 23, 2012 @ 12:09 a.m.

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By David Skolnick

skolnick@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

President Barack Obama is expected to return to the Mahoning Valley, likely next Monday, for a campaign event, according to a source with information about the planned visit.

The campaign’s advance team is considering several locations — both outdoor facilities and indoor locations that can accommodate a larger crowd — for the rally in the area, the source told The Vindicator on Monday.

The source is not affiliated with the campaign but has information about this and other Democratic political visits, including the stops Obama made during a two-day bus tour in Ohio with July 6 visits to Boardman and Poland, and Vice President Joe Biden’s May 16 and Aug. 31 campaign events in the Valley.

The Obama campaign and Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras said Monday they couldn’t confirm a visit to the area by the president.

The expected Monday visit would be eight days before the Nov. 6 general election.

Though Obama has made numerous campaign stops in Ohio during his re-election campaign this year, primarily in the Cleveland and Columbus areas, this will be only his second visit to the Valley.

In 2008, Obama came to the area five times, including three after Ohio’s March 4 Democratic primary.

Obama also made two noncampaign visits as president to the area in September 2009 and May 2010.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are Democratic strongholds.

Polls are showing Ohio to be a very competitive and important state in the presidential race between Obama, the incumbent Democrat, and Republican Mitt Romney.

Romney’s lone visit to the Youngstown area was March 5, the day before he narrowly won the Republican primary in Ohio.

Paul Ryan, his vice- presidential running mate, conducted an Oct. 13 town-hall meeting at Youngstown State University, and stopped at the Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren on Aug. 16.


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1Dagwood(111 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Don't stop at the soup kitchen, Antal and Juanita will turn you away.

No politics policy.

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

mr.

You can say the same thing about Repubs. Bringiing in other states Gov's is what shows who is desperite.

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3walter_sobchak(1909 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

If Barack Hussein Obama must stop in Y-town, with all the democrat shills here like Betras, Ryan and Buckwheat, he knows he is in serious trouble in Ohio. He should be in either Columbus or Cincinnati.

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4Politico(27 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Obama makes me puke. Name ANY other president who KNOWINGLY appointed self avowed Communists, Marxists, and Maoists to their cabinet or other high government positions? I spent 23 years in the Army fighting against this stuff. This so called President is a Marxist at heart and he states so in his book. If you haven't read it, you should. This guy would not have been able to get a security clearance if he enlisted in the Army.

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5GoPens(397 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

Please list the Marxists,Communists, and Maoists that have been appointed to high government positions. It's easy to throw unfounded blanket accusations around without listing facts behind your argument.

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6Knightcap(699 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

@walter_sobchak
You are correct when you say "he is in serious trouble in Ohio". Part of the work I do requires me to be in the inner city of Cleveland and East Cleveland. All you see is Obama signs. As I drive out of the hood you start seeing Romney signs in the middleclass and upperclass streets. I don't recall seeing McCain/Palin signs like I do the Romney/Ryan signs. What's funny is once in a while I'll see the empty chair on the front lawn.

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7AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

How nice of Barry to stop by and say goodbye/thanks-for-the-memories. He and Michelle will be much too busy packing for Chicago after November 6 to stop by the valley.

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