April 19, 2014

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Bill Clinton to stump in Akron today for President Obama

Staff and wire reports

Superstorm Sandy cost Akron a chance to see President Barack Obama on Wednesday.

But today the city will play host to another president — Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton

Obama is resuming his storm-delayed chase to win Ohio with help from Clinton, while Republicans are putting together a rally for Friday evening in suburban Cincinnati.

Clinton will headline a rally at John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., in downtown Akron. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the program is scheduled to begin about 6 p.m.

The event is free, but tickets are required. For more information, go to http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/Clinton-akron-nov-1.

Tickets for Obama’s Wednesday stop at the University of Akron, which was canceled due to superstorm Sandy, will be honored at today’s rally.

In addition to Akron, Clinton will appear at rallies in Toledo and Chillicothe.

Obama will return to Ohio on Friday, campaigning at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, followed by a rescheduled rally in Springfield and an afternoon rally in Lima.

On Saturday, the president will speak at a rally in Mentor, as well as Milwaukee, Wis.; Dubuque, Iowa; and Bristow, Va.

The state-hopping continues for Obama on Sunday with appearances in New Hampshire, Florida, Colorado and Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan’s campaign said they will be joined by an expanded list of big-name Republicans and star athletes Friday at their rally in the northern Cincinnati suburb of West Chester.

Besides Romney’s wife, Ann, and children, and Ryan’s wife, Janna, the campaign said nearly 100 other supporters will campaign this weekend for the ticket, with the push kicking off in West Chester.

Among those expected are U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, whose district includes West Chester; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati; and golf star Jack Nicklaus.

Boehner will be in Medina County on Sunday for an 11:30 a.m. rally at the GOP Victory Center, 300 Weatherstone Drive, Wadsworth.

The rally will kick off a final round of door-knocking in the 16th District, where U.S. Reps. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, and Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township, are running against one another because of redistricting.

The Boehner and Romney/Ryan campaign buses will be present for the event.

  • Scott

    Obama could not organize a TUPPERWARE Party much less save lives . Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans Murdered Obama NEW. 90 billion $ wasted by Obama to bankrupt company”s & Obama could had build Jobs by fixing Electric Grid put underground . Now 10 mil suffer.12 million Jobs would had been employed if Obama put the money into inter-structure . 5.1 million people now with out power.Obama opened trades with Burma .Now there Illegal Drug Manufacturing rise 17.2 % . Afghan hot zone after attorney Generals removed in 2010 wonder why ..Sense Obamacare ” Private Doctors practice ” down 42 % to Hospitals and Big Business..no longer can you pay a doctor out of pocket to see a Doctor you have to fill out Financial paper work in order to receive Help Socialized your rights to choose and took private practice out of community’s.But Me brought up 2 kids with out entitlements given to me and they was brought up knowing they would have to pull there own weight . and when this President gives things away w/o teaching or labor for what they receive from Government hands out only teaches our kids and then there kids and so on and on that people start thinking Government owes them when in fact there taking the years that me put in for selfishness for there on greed and lazy love .& this President is not only a Coward but a Socialist to the weak word of a communist . Again I am not Smart but still a patriot and tuff love builds respect you cant buy respect. and in respect of the 4 Americans that was Murdered under Obama . Like Mr.Woods said I would rather die a Hero then live the Life of a Coward

  • http://twitter.com/woodfoot woodfoot

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