In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 photo, workers form a large spindle from glowing hot metal at Solmet Technologies in Canton, Ohio. The steel forging company produces tool parts and oil and gas drilling components. Ohio was once synonymous with steel and rubber, but the era when Goodyear, Firestone and LTV dominated the Ohio landscape is long gone; the state has lost more than 368,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. But heavy industry still has an enormous presence. In this crucial battleground in campaign 2012, the best way to jump-start the nation's stalled economy reveals a deep divide. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 photo, workers form a large spindle from glowing hot metal at Solmet Technologies in Canton, Ohio. The steel forging company produces tool parts and oil and gas drilling components. Ohio was once synonymous with steel and rubber, but the era when Goodyear, Firestone and LTV dominated the Ohio landscape is long gone; the state has lost more than 368,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. But heavy industry still has an enormous presence. In this crucial battleground in campaign 2012, the best way to jump-start the nation's stalled economy reveals a deep divide. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 photo, workers form a large spindle from glowing hot metal at Solmet Technologies in Canton, Ohio. The steel forging company produces tool parts and oil and gas drilling components. Ohio was once synonymous with steel and rubber, but the era when Goodyear, Firestone and LTV dominated the Ohio landscape is long gone; the state has lost more than 368,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. But heavy industry still has an enormous presence. In this crucial battleground in campaign 2012, the best way to jump-start the nation's stalled economy reveals a deep divide. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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