Bruce Springsteen to campaign for Obama in Ohio, Iowa

October 15, 2012

(Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney may have Clint Eastwood on his side, but President Barack Obama has Bruce Springsteen.

The rock star will perform at campaign rallies for the president in the battleground states of Ohio and Iowa on Thursday, the Obama campaign said.

His appearances come as the president’s team is ramping up efforts to turn out supporters before the November 6 election. Obama and Romney are running neck and neck in national polls after the Republican’s strong performance in their October 3 debate boosted his campaign.

“Iowans understand hard work, fairness and integrity, the same values that Bruce Springsteen, the president and vice president stand for,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a statement. “Springsteen’s appearances will be valuable in energizing supporters and getting out the vote effort in these important swing states.”

The Obama campaign did not have details about the size of the venues in Ames, Iowa and the Parma, Ohio, area. Former President Bill Clinton will be at the event with Springsteen in Ohio. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Obama campaign often plays Springsteen songs at campaign stops, believing his working-class themes fit in well with the president’s message. The New Jersey-born rocker also campaigned for Obama in 2008.

Eastwood, the Oscar-winning director and actor, made a surprise and somewhat bizarre appearance at the Republican National Convention when he used an empty stool as a prop to represent the Democratic incumbent.

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