Ohio in play: Trump, Pence, Harris head to bellwether state

Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 18:20:55-04

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump will campaign Saturday in central Ohio while Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris will head to Cleveland, as the traditional bellwether state appears to be a toss-up for Nov. 3.

Vice President Mike Pence will campaign Friday in Swanton, in northwest Ohio, after an appearance in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Trump’s campaign announced Thursday he will hold a rally in Circleville,which normally would be celebrating its annual pumpkin festival this week. It was canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump will be in North Carolina for an earlier rally Saturday, then head to Wisconsin for a rally from Ohio.

The battle for Ohio’s 18 electoral votes has heated up after polls indicated Democratic nominee Joe Biden was well within range of Trump. Trump in 2016 won by 8 percentage points in the state no Republican has reached the White House without carrying.