Vice President Joe Biden stops in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is back in Ohio.

President Barack Obama's campaign said Biden will tour a manufacturing facility and speak at a labor union hall in Columbus Thursday to highlight the administration's support for the auto industry and the increase in Ohio manufacturing jobs.

Biden will speak at the Plumber & Pipefitters Local after visiting an undisclosed manufacturing plant in Columbus in the morning. The campaign is calling it part of the "Made in Ohio Manufacturing Tour."

The pace of campaigning by the two sides in Ohio has been picking up in recent weeks.

Biden's trip to the swing state comes three days after the president held a town hall in Cincinnati. Republican challenger Mitt Romney made three stops in Ohio Wednesday.

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