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Tue September 18, 2012
All Politics are Local

President Obama Campaigns Close to Kentucky

President Obama came about as close to Kentucky Monday as he’s likely to over the remaining weeks of the campaign.  He brought his campaign for re-election to two key areas of Ohio.  While in Cincinnati, Mr. Obama unveiled a new trade enforcement action against China.  During an outdoor rally at Cincinnati's Historic Eden Park, the President told an enthusiastic crowd he remains committed to America's middle class and cited his efforts to protect  jobs in Ohio and the Midwest related to the auto industry.

"Today, my administration is launching a new action against China.  This one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts manufacturing jobs overseas,” said Obama.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been critical of the Obama Administration for failing American workers and ignoring unfair trade practices by China.

In 2008, Mr. Obama became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the Republican stronghold of Hamilton County since 1964.