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U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

The Ohio Primary

February 29, 2012

February 29 - March 2, 2012; Columbus, Ohio

Washington FPC Media Relations Officer Andy Strike at 202-504-6307; email:; New York FPC Media Relations Officer Melissa Waheibi at 646-282-2835;

The FPC led a group of 30 journalists to Columbus, OH to cover the Republican primary election and cover the issue of jobs and the economy. Media attended a town hall event with former Governor Romney, met with state Republican and Democratic Party leaders, attended briefings by political commentators from the Columbus Dispatch and Ohio State University, and visited an employment center and an auto parts manufacturer. 

Date: 02/29/2012 Description: Journalists visit an Ohio factory as part of their Foreign Press Center tour on the Ohio primary - State Dept Image