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Durbin stumping for Obama in Ohio: Targeting Catholics

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WASHINGTON--Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) stumped in Ohio for President Barack Obama on Tuesday, targeting fellow Catholics in the battleground state where Obama is tied with Mitt Romney.

This was Durbin's second Ohio trip in the last two weeks. Durbin is in a unique position to talk about Obama, taking him under his wing when he was running in the 2004 general election for an Illinois Senate seat. Durbin was one of the first to urge Obama to run for president.

Durbin's Tuesday stops: In Cincinnati, Catholics for Obama phone banking, canvassing, get-out-the-vote drive and a talk to College Democrats at Xavier University a Jesuit, Catholic school. Also, in Dayton, another Catholics for Obama event, plus a number of Ohio radio interviews.

Last weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel targeted fellow Jews in Ohio; the weekend before that, he shored up the Jewish vote in Florida, another battleground.

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