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RNC chairman visits Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Chairman of the Republican National Convention, Michael Steele, paid a visit to Cincinnati Tuesday.

Steele was in town unveiling new press initiatives and fundraising ads.

The ad will run for three weeks on Fox News Channel stations in Greensboro, Cincinnati, Tulsa, Okla., Oklahoma City and West Palm Beach, Fla. It directs viewers to a new Web site or to call a number to make donations to the RNC's voter education and get-out-the-vote efforts in the midterm elections for the full slate of GOP candidates.

During an event in Greensboro on Monday, Steele unveiled the campaign, saying it would help the GOP speak directly to sympathetic voters in targeted local markets and attract disaffected Democrats and independents.

"President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "are experimenting with America. Massive government expansion, government takeovers, redistribution of wealth and staggering debt to countries like China and the Middle East," Steele said in the ad. "Make them listen. Join us."

The Ohio Democratic Party responded to Steele's appearance by noting that Senate candidate Rob Portman, who is from Cincinnati, was absent from Steele's event.

"Congressman Portman couldn't take part in the GOP's latest attempt to prey on Americans' fears because he was busy implementing his Party's despicable fundraising strategy in Florida," Ohio Democratic Press Secretary Haley Morris said. "Ditching this event to fortify his campaign coffers in Florida does little to ease doubts about the kind of Senate campaign Portman plans to run this year."

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