CINCINNATI -- Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine will campaign in southwest Ohio next week.
He's scheduled to speak at an event from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at Stivers High School in Dayton.
Kaine will be in northeast Ohio on Tuesday.
His appearance here will come a week after former President Bill Clinton worked to rally blue-collar support behind the Democratic ticket, headed by wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic at Coney Island.
That same day, Hillary Clinton and Kaine campaigned in northeast Ohio -- as did Donald Trump and Mike Pence, a sign of how crucial Ohio will be in the upcoming presidential race. In fact, airplanes for both party nominees and their running mates passed each other on the tarmac of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
A recent Ipsos poll conducted Aug. 26 to Sept. 1 put Trump ahead in Ohio by 3 points, while the RealClearPolitics average places Clinton head by 4 points: