Sherrod Brown Campaigning With Actor Martin Sheen In Ohio

05/30/2012 11:34 am ET | Updated May 30, 2012

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is getting a presidential visit for his reelection campaign.

Actor Martin Sheen, who played President Josiah Bartlet in the "West Wing," is in Dayton, Ohio, campaigning with Brown on Wednesday.

The two will tour The Foodbank in Dayton at 10:00 a.m. and help put together backpacks with food for children who receive free or reduced lunches at school. Children are able to take the backpacks home on weekends so they have food for the weekend.

The pair is also doing a meet and greet at 2:00 p.m. at the Dayton Cultural Center, meeting with activists and volunteers and thanking them for their support.

As The Huffington Post recently reported in April, conservative groups have poured $5.1 million into negative ads to defeat Brown in this year's election. The top spenders were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which spent $2.7 million, and 60 Plus Association, a conservative group that opposes health care reform and has spent another $1.4 million. Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS and Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee have also spent heavily in the race.

Brown is facing Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) in the general election.

UPDATE: 1:33 p.m. -- The Brown campaign sent out a statement saying that Sheen will also be joining the senator at a "volunteer and supporter meet and greet" on Thursday in Akron, Ohio.

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