Republican candidate Cain plans Ohio swing

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain plans to make a three-city swing through Ohio this Wednesday.

The former pizza company executive's campaign says his "Common Sense Solutions" bus tour will make stops for hotel rallies in West Chester and Dayton, and then at Ohio State University in the afternoon.

Cain had jumped to the lead among Republican candidates in Ohio polling by Quinnipiac University released in October. However, he dropped behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in more-recent national polling on the GOP race.

West Chester is in a key Republican belt in Ohio, which is usually a pivotal swing state in presidential elections.

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