President Barack Obama spent Wednesday afternoon in downtown Akron, making a campaign speech as part of another campaign swing through Ohio. He stopped in Mansfield before making his way downtown.
The doors at the John S. Knight Center opened at 1:30 p.m., reports the Akron Beacon Journal, and a long line of supporters lined up down High Street. The Beacon also reported that several supporters, even if they had a ticket, would have to stand.
The Plain Dealer reported Obama arrived earlier than expected and gave a speech that touched on tax cuts, education and help for the middle class.
The Plain Dealer also reported a Mitt Romney bus was circling the John S. Knight Center and a Romney campaign supporter was denied access to the event.
Obama "pushed back against the GOP attacks on a report that concluded Mitt Romney's tax proposal would cost middle class families $2,000 each," reported Politico.
"Romney, Obama declared, 'is asking you to pay more so that people like him can get a big tax cut,'" reported Newser.