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US candidates in heated race for swing state
Many residents of Ohio blame president for high unemployment caused by closure of numerous coal plants.
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2012 21:12

With less than three weeks before the US presidential election, candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are focusing much of their campaigning efforts on winning Ohio, a key swing state.

A significant number of Ohio residents blame Obama and government regulations aimed at curbing pollutants for the closure of half a dozen coal-burning plants, which they say has caused a high unemployment rate.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Steubenville, a city in Ohio that could play a pivotal role in deciding who becomes the next US president.

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