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In 2016, Vice President Joe Biden took the stage in a Parma union hall to campaign for Hillary Clinton. He dropped by Rudy’s Strudel and Bakery, known for its pastries and pierogi—the kind of retail politics rarely seen in this year’s pandemic election.

President Barack Obama had won the city twice by double digits. But that November, Donald Trump eked out a less-than-four-point win over Clinton, while falling short of an outright majority.

Back on the campaign trail after being hospitalized with the coronavirus, President Trump is seeking to make the case that his first-hand experience with the pandemic is an asset and not a liability.

"To everyone fighting to recover from the virus, I feel your pain because I felt your pain and we will beat this virus together," Trump told a packed crowd in Johnstown, Pa., on Tuesday.

Vice President Mike Pence (left) and former Vice President Joe Biden (right)
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Both major-party presidential campaigns will be in Ohio on Monday, as polls show the presidential contest is in a virtual tie.

As the Marine One helicopter was about to lift off last Thursday, White House officials got word that top adviser Hope Hicks had tested positive for the coronavirus.

That prompted White House operations to make a tough call: Who in President Trump's entourage would still be allowed to go to the campaign fundraiser at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.?

Some people were pulled from the trip — but not Trump.

Updated at 7:59 p.m. ET

President Trump's hospitalization for COVID-19 casts unprecedented uncertainty on the presidential campaign's final stretch.

There are 30 days until Election Day and millions of votes have already been cast.

On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump Jr. spoke at a Trump for President event in Tipp City.

He rallied several hundred supporters of his father’s race for president at the Cedar Springs Pavilion. The venue is an old world, Italian style pavilion “where elegance meets nature,” according to its website. The property features a native prairie and a cascading waterfall. It’s usually rented for weddings.

A delegation visiting Republican presidential candidate William McKinley in Canton, Ohio, October 1896.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has begun making a few cautious forays back onto the campaign trail. But generally, even as President Donald Trump holds events in Ohio and around the country, Biden remains close to his Delaware home – pushed by the pandemic into a kind of virtual front-porch campaign.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Dayton International Airport, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at Dayton, Ohio.
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President Donald Trump announced his new Supreme Court Justice pick "will be a woman" at a campaign stop in Dayton on Monday.

President Donald Trump stands with gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine as he speaks during a rally, at the IX Center, in Cleveland, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
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Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll meet President Trump at a rally Monday. DeWine will likely greet the president at the Dayton airport near the governor's home in Cedarville, but he won’t be at Trump’s rally at an airport in Toledo.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Zanesville, Ohio. Many of the supporters in the crowd were not wearing a face mask.
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Pictures of people at political rallies in Ohio recently have shown most of them unmasked, in large crowds. The state’s mask mandate has gone unenforced at those events.

President Trump and Republicans could've set a one-month fundraising record — had their Democratic counterparts not hauled in some $150 million more.

The president's campaign, the Republican National Committee and their joint fundraising efforts raised a combined $210 million last month, they announced on Wednesday.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) speaking before the camapaign office's opening.
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One of the president’s loudest defenders in Congress was greeted with a warm welcome by a room packed with Trump supporters at a Westerville office park Thursday. Cheers of "four more years" went up as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) walked into the newly-opened headquarters for President Trump's Ohio reelection effort.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort passed internal Trump campaign information to a Russian intelligence officer during the 2016 election, a new bipartisan Senate report concludes.

The findings draw a direct line between the president's former campaign chairman and Russian intelligence during the 2016 campaign.

Updated: 11:05 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to drop into Northeast Ohio next week to raise money for his reelection bid, according to several Republican sources with knowledge of the plans.

Presidents seeking a second term generally campaign on a unifying message, highlighting the work they've done and what they hope to accomplish for the American people in the years ahead.

President Trump is choosing instead to reprise the most divisive and racialized themes of his 2016 campaign. But he's doing it at a very different time for the nation, in the midst of a pandemic, recession and racial reckoning.

"You would think that he was a challenger running against an incumbent who had done a terrible job," said Cornell Belcher, a Democratic pollster.

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