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Obama Touts Jobs Report to College Students

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President Obama continues to reach out to the constituency that helped him the most in 2008, college students. Today, Obama visited Cleveland State University in Ohio, his 14th appearance in the Buckeye state.

The Obama campaign embraced a much needed new jobs report that was released today with positive results. The jobless rate fell below 8%, to 7.8%, for the first time in Obama’s presidency. In addition to that success, 114,000 jobs were added in the month of September. 

Obama used this newly released information to his advantage while speaking to the Ohio crowd with a backdrop of pouring rain,

“After losing about 800,000 jobs a month when I took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years. This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office. More Americans entered the work force. More people are getting jobs.”

He also made references to Romney’s infamous big Bird comment from Tuesday’s debate.

“Mitt Romney wants to let Wall Street run wild again, but he wants to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street…Do you want me to save Big Bird?”

Ohio will most likely see more of Obama due to his sub-par debate performance and his need to win the battleground state of Ohio. The Romney campaign is sending Paul Ryan to Ohio on Monday to campaign in Toledo. Be sure to check back for updates on Ryan’s Ohio visit and more details on the Buckeye state during the 2012 presidential election!

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