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Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

The Scioto County Republican Party confirmed to the Daily Times Tuesday night that Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney will be in Portsmouth Saturday to meet with supporters. According information released by the party, the event will take place in the fields near Spartan Stadium between 9 a.m. and noon.

Expected to be in attendance is Senator Rob Portman, U.S. Representative Bill Johnson and Second Congressional District candidate Dr. Brad Wenstrup. The event will be free and open to the public.

According to party representatives, more details will be revealed about the event as they become available.

Romney was in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for a campaign visit Tuesday, while Obama spoke to Ohio State University students in Columbus.

Ohio is a key state in the upcoming election. With 18 electoral votes, no Republican has won the presidency without Ohio. To win the election without carrying Ohio, Romney would have to carry every other battleground state with the exception of New Hampshire.

“There isn’t any question that he has breathed new life and new energy into the Republican Party,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. “We’re seeing that there is greater intensity among Republicans and a great willingness to get out and vote and participate than we’re seeing with Democrats.”

Obama has led Romney in Ohio polling for several weeks.

Information from Ben Feller and Kasie Hunt of the Associated Press was used in this report.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.

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