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    General Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for another four years. Watch this video of Powell explaining why he's voting for our commander in chief, then make sure your friends and family see it.

    General Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for another four years as president. Watch this video of Powell explaining why he's voting for our commander in chief, then make sure your friends and family see it.

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  • Mitt Romney: Wrong then, dishonest now

    Mitt Romney is trying to deceive Ohio voters with false claims about the auto recue.

    Mitt Romney is trying to deceive Ohio voters with false claims about the auto recue.

  • Gov. Jen Granholm: “It’s for the entire nation”

    If you saw what former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm saw, if you watched trickle-down economics ravage your state's economy and manufacturing sector, you'd agree: The choice we face over the next 24 days isn't just a question between two candidates or two parties. It's a moral choice about the direction we want the country to go.

    If you saw what former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm saw, if you watched trickle-down economics ravage your state's economy and manufacturing sector, you'd agree: The choice we face over the next 24 days isn't just a question between two candidates or two parties. It's a moral choice about the direction we want the country to go.

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  • Watching the VP debate in Janesville, Wisconsin

    Tonight, Vice President Biden will debate Congressman Paul Ryan. And we're in Congressman Ryan's hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin.

    Tonight, Vice President Biden will debate Congressman Paul Ryan. And we're in Congressman Ryan's hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin.

    The Gotta Vote bus team is cheering on our VP at a debate watch party at Janesville's United Auto Workers hall. It's a fitting place when you remember that during the Republican National Convention, Congressman Ryan tried to convince the American people that President Obama was somehow responsible for an auto plant that closed here in Janesville under President George W. Bush. That night, Congressman Ryan showed us his breathtaking willingness to skirt the truth, and we expect he'll show a similar disregard for the facts at tonight's debate.

    The Obama Truth Team will be live fact checking Congressman Ryan all night, but since we're with the UAW, let's set the record straight on the auto rescue: President Obama's decision to lend Detroit a hand saved a million jobs up and down the supply chain. The big three American auto manufacturers—GM, Chrysler, and Ford—are all profitable for the first time since the late 1990s. Plants are adding third shifts to keep up with demand, and we've added 245,000 auto jobs across the country, many of which are here in Wisconsin.

    No wonder Paul Ryan's trying to distort the President's record—his own running mate wanted to "Let Detroit go bankrupt."

    Get full debate coverage at www.barackobama.com/debate.

  • The story of Ohio

    Despite fierce Republican opposition—including from the current Republican nominee for president—President Obama lent a hand to an American auto industry in crisis and saved nearly 1 million good, American jobs up and down the supply chain. It was an important step on our road to recovery. We were once shedding 800,000 jobs a month, but today, we've seen 31 consecutive months of job growth and 5.2 million new private-sector jobs. Manufacturing jobs are being created at rates we haven't seen since the 1990s.

    President Obama's decision to save the auto industry, says Senator Sherrod Brown, makes the choice for Ohio clear.

    "Let me tell you what the auto rescue means," he tells supporters at today's Gotta Vote bus stop in Ashland, Ohio. "You know what it means, because you live in north-central Ohio. The story of the Chevy Cruze is in many ways the story of Ohio. The engine was made in Defiance. The transmission came out of Toledo. The seat frames come out of Lorain. The steel comes out of Middletown. The sound system comes out of Springboro. The brackets come out of Brunswick. The stamping's done in Parma. The seats come from Warren. And 4,500 UAW workers put it together in Youngstown.

    "We know if we're going to rebuild the middle class, it means manufacturing, it means good union jobs, it means good jobs for the middle class. And that's really what this election is about."

    But, as Senator Brown points out, we can't rebuild the middle class if we don't vote: "You have the advantage, because one of the great things about living in Ohio is that we all, frankly, get to choose the next president of the United States. We get to choose which party's going to control the United States Senate. You have it in your hands, as activists and people who care—people who are fighting for the next four weeks. You can make a huge difference."

    You can make a difference no matter which state you live in—but first, you gotta register to vote.

  • Ohio stands with the candidate who saved the auto industry

    This election is personal for so many families in Ohio. RoseMarie, who lives in Middleburg Heights, tells a story that resonates across the state: ''This year, it's very, very meaningful to me emotionally—because he saved my daughter's job.''

    This election is personal for so many families in Ohio.

    RoseMarie, who lives in Middleburg Heights, tells a story that resonates across the state: "This year, it's very, very meaningful to me emotionally—because he saved my daughter's job." RoseMarie's daughter, a single mother supporting three children, has worked for General Motors for 15 years here in Ohio. Three years ago, when the American auto industry was on the very brink of collapse and Mitt Romney was telling anyone who would listen that we should "let Detroit go bankrupt," President Obama made the tough call to lend Detroit a hand. That decision—politically unpopular at the time—saved nearly 850,000 jobs in Ohio alone.

    "He saved so many jobs here," says RoseMarie. "People don't realize that the auto industry carries so many people. It just domino-effects—to people making gloves or the wax on the factory floor, to people working in the cafeterias and restaurants. So many people in the industry are grateful to be working today, my daughter especially."

    Today, RoseMarie's entire family is campaigning for President Obama—even her seven-year-old grandson, who wears Obama buttons on his UAW T-shirt. If you ask, he will tell you he likes President Obama "because he saved my mom's job."

    So, on behalf of three generations of her family, RoseMarie is committed to doing whatever it takes here in Cuyahoga County to deliver a "strong, strong, strong Ohio" for the President.

    "I think we're going to win this election," she says, "and there's going to be nobody happier than my little family."

  • He wanted to let Detroit go bankrupt

    At the height of the auto industry's crisis, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Share this if you're proud to have a president who wasn't willing to let an American industry—and the million jobs it supports—die.

    At the height of the auto industry's crisis, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Share this if you're proud to have a president who wasn't willing to let an American industry—and the million jobs it supports—die.

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