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Canton stands with President Obama

Canton, Ohio, is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, several universities, and a once-thriving manufacturing sector. But like so much of northeastern Ohio, Canton's fallen on hard times over the past few decades. Sam, who attends school full-time, works, and still finds time to get out the vote, knows better than most how much is hanging on the line for the city he calls home.

Canton, Ohio, is home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, several universities, and a once-thriving manufacturing sector. But like so much of northeastern Ohio, Canton's fallen on hard times over the past few decades.

Sam, who attends school full-time, works, and still finds time to get out the vote, knows better than most how much is hanging on the line for the city he calls home. "There's a need in Canton. We've seen a decline in everything here. We've seen jobs leaving the city, we've seen people coming to our universities and leaving. That says something about where the city stands. But Canton has so much potential. And the President has been able to see that. That's why he's visited here, that's why he's invested stimulus funds here, making sure there are construction jobs and providing for the auto industry.

"The President has made his position very clear on places like Canton: The Cantons of the United States are the places that will be the bastions of production in the future, will bring jobs back, will bring people into the middle class and sustain the economy."

That's why, despite such a full schedule, Sam's committed to getting every single Canton voter he can to stand with the President in these last 31 days.

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