Jindal campaigns for Romney Wednesday in Ohio

Jindal campaigns for Romney Wednesday in Ohio

POSTED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 8:34pm

As presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney stumps in Ohio Wednesday, one of his top surrogates will be campaigning on his behalf about 120 miles away from the candidate's event.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will hold an event in Columbus Wednesday afternoon. Romney, meanwhile, will hold a town hall in Bowling Green and a fund-raiser in Canton.

Jindal is widely speculated to be on a list of potential vice presidential choices for Romney.

Romney's campaign says Jindal will take part in a tour and business roundtable at the headquarters of the fast food chain White Castle around 3pm. He then goes to the Romney campaign office to meet campaign workers and hold a "Repeal and Replace" rally. He will also attend a fund-raiser for U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel.

On Monday, President Barack Obama traveled to Cincinnati for the first town hall of his 2012 presidential campaign, taking questions and hitting Romney for his economic plan and business background.

Vice President Joe Biden will make the trip to the state Thursday to embark upon the "Made in Ohio Manufacturing Tour," beginning with an event at the Plumbers & Pipefitter Local Union in Columbus. The visit is meant to "highlight the impact of President Obama's efforts to strengthen Ohio's manufacturing industry and bolster middle-class security for Ohio's workers," according to a release from Obama's campaign.

Ohio, classified a "toss up" on CNN's Electoral Map, carries 18 electoral votes in November's general election. 

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