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Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton To Campaign For Obama In Ohio

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In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at Fenway Park in Boston. Springsteen celebrated his 63rd birthday onstage until nearly 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, joined at the end by his hearty mom, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Adele Springsteen danced and sang background to "Twist and Shout," walking offstage with her son and his band at nearly 2. Her only concession to age was a pair of hastily made earplugs. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) | AP

WASHINGTON — Bruce Springsteen will be back campaigning for President Barack Obama.

The musician will join former President Bill Clinton at a Thursday rally in Parma, Ohio, two days after the second presidential debate. Obama will not attend the rally.

Springsteen also will appear at a campaign event Thursday in Ames, Iowa.

Springsteen campaigned for Obama in 2008, but these will be his first political appearances of the 2012 cycle. Clinton is a prominent campaigner for Obama.

Clinton and Springsteen's joint appearance in Ohio underscores the importance of the key swing state. Polls show Obama with a slight lead there over Mitt Romney, but the Republican presidential candidate is spending an increasing amount of time and resources in the state ahead of Election Day.

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