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Obama to return to swing state Ohio to campaign

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

CINCINNATI (AP) - President Barack Obama is returning to the battleground state of Ohio on Monday for a campaign visit to Cincinnati's historic Music Hall.

The Democratic president made a bus tour across northern Ohio over two days earlier this month, and has had rallies in Cleveland and Columbus since officially kicking off his re-election bid in May.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney has also made recent Ohio visits, including a stop in Cincinnati last month.

The swing state figures to be pivotal in the November election.

Obama carried Ohio in 2008.

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