Nov. 5- U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney hit Ohio in final day of campaigning ahead of election. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Ohio Monday a day ahead of the Presidential election in the state that could very well decide its outcome. The president, losing his voice, made his pitch to voters in the battleground state. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "If you are willing to work with me again, knock on some doors with me and make some phone calls and turn out, we will win Ohio, we will win this election. We will finish what we started. We will renew those ties that bind us together and reaffirm the spirit that makes the United States of America the greatest nation on earth. God bless you Ohio. God bless the United States of America. Lets go vote, let's go do this." With fanfare for the Common Man playing in the background Republican challenger Mitt Romney arrived in a private jet in Columbus. Before a crowd Romney made his case to voters. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE MITT ROMNEY SAYING: "The door to a brighter future is there. It is open. It is waiting for us. I need your work. I need your help. I need your vote. Walk with me Walk together. Tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. God bless each of you. God bless Ohio." Both candidates are looking for strong turnout from supporters and hope to sway independent voters to their side in the last hours of a race that is a dead heat.