US candidates in heated race for swing state

Many residents of Ohio blame president for high unemployment caused by closure of numerous coal plants.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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