LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - Democrats are trying to overcome their 2010 disaster in Ohio and deliver the crucial swing state again for President Barack Obama.
Obama's 5-percentage point win four years ago in Ohio was followed two years later by a GOP sweep of major state offices.
But Democrats drew new hope from a 2011 referendum that soundly repudiated the Republican governor's anti-union efforts.
Now Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are pouring heavy resources into a state that has been crucial in election after election. Both men will be in the state Thursday.
Democrats hope to make Romney's opposition to the 2009 federal bailout of the auto industry a key issue in this manufacturing state.
Republicans say hostility to Obama's health care law may sink him.
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