For the first time President Barack Obama and GOP presumptive candidate Mitt Romney toured the same state on the same day. Romney came out swinging while touring a manufacturing plant in Cincinnati.
"Now you may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state and he's going to be delivering a speech on the economy, he's doing that because he hasn't delivered a recovery for the economy," Romney said.
Up in Cleveland President Obama told students at Cuyahoga Community College a Romney win would mean more gridlock in Washington.
"This election is your chance to break that stalemate. If you wanna give the policies of the last decade another try then you should vote for Romney," President Obama said.
Ohio is a key battleground state and could be the key to the white house come November which means this won't be the candidate's last visit to the Buckeye State.
Obama won Ohio four years ago and to win it again Senator Sherrod Brown says Obama needs to push the success of the auto bailout and the rebound of the manufacturing industry.
"It's important there is a focus on manufacturing because that's what created a middle class in Lima for decades and it's what this country needs to continue to build a middle class," Sen. Brown said.
And that's what he's been doing, pushing more taxes for the rich and preventing key spending cuts.
Romney on the other hand wants to cut spending and stop business regulation. Congressman Jim Jordan is confident Romney will take the state based on his strong business background and on Obama's track record.
"I think Americans understand the policies of Obama have not worked. More taxes, more spending, government control, government picking losers in our marketplace is not the way to go and I think many Americans are going to say you know what, we'll take the solid business guy who's been successful with everything he's ever run, we'll take that any day over this guy who's done just the opposite," Rep. Jordan, said.
And while Obama and Romney may disagree on policies and platforms, they do agree on one thing: this election will be about America's economic future.