CINCINNATI (AP) — Hamilton County, Ohio, is one of the most important places in the nation. At least for another six days.
The Cincinnati area is a key battleground for winning the battleground state of Ohio. And Ohio is considered likely to be crucial to winning the presidential election.
President Barack Obama carried the county in 2008, the first Democratic presidential candidate to do so since 1964. Mitt Romney's campaign is determined to win it back.
Both sides are focusing major get-out-the-vote efforts in Cincinnati and its suburbs, and the candidates and their running mates and surrogates have campaigned in the area frequently.
Obama will lead a major rally Sunday at the University of Cincinnati basketball arena. Romney is leading a huge Republican rally Friday evening in West Chester, just to the north.