Obama to campaign for Clinton, Ohio Dems as 2016 map narrows

In this photo taken Sept. 22, 2016, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The move sets Obama up for a possible first veto override by Congress. Both chambers passed the bill by voice vote. The House sent Obama the bill just before the 15th anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will try to rev up Democrats in Ohio as the number of states that could swing to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump narrows to just a handful.

Obama heads to Columbus on Thursday to speak at an annual dinner benefiting Ohio Democrats and Gov. Ted Strickland. The next day he’ll hold a rally in Cleveland for Clinton, emphasizing early voting.

Before flying to Ohio, Obama will speak in Pittsburgh at the “White House Frontiers Conference.” Aides say he’ll announce new funding for technology and research and tout innovations like self-driving cars and artificial intelligence.

This week Obama entered the final 100 days of his presidency. He’s increasingly devoting his time to trying to push Clinton over the finish line in the presidential race.

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