Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back in Ohio to campaign Monday, two days after President Barack Obama kicked off his campaign at Ohio State University.
Mr. Romney’s venue is a metal-stamping business about 10 miles east of Cleveland, Stamco Industries Co., of Euclid.
The Republican is expected to hit President Obama on the pace of recovery from the recession, while Democrats are firing back that Mr. Romney’s choice of a factory that stamps out car parts is “ironic.”
“After more than three years of failed economic policies, President Obama has left Americans with fewer jobs, declining incomes, and skyrocketing expenses,” said Andrea Saul, Romney campaign spokesman.
Obama Ohio campaign spokesman Jessica Kershaw said Stamco Industries benefitted from the President’s auto supply parts rescue program contained in the larger auto rescue. Mr. Romney opposed the $82 billion bailout in 2009 that helped General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group survive the recession.
Mr. Romney is on his seventh trip to Ohio so far this year. The state’s 18 electoral votes are considered critical to a presidential candidate winning the necessary 270 electoral votes to win the election.
About 300 people squeezed into the Stamco plant, sandwiched between giant metal presses and other industrial parts.