Vice President Joe Biden will speak in southern and eastern Ohio this weekend.
Biden will visit Zanesville and Athens Saturday and Portsmouth Sunday.
Biden will highlight what's at stake for the middle class in this election, according to the campaign.
Also this week, the campaign will have a "Heartland Tour 2012: Moving the Middle Class Forward" bus traveling through southern and eastern Ohio to mark the contrast between President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on issues that matter to rural communities, according to the campaign.
Biden hasn't yet visited the Akron-Canton area in this campaign, though he did in 2008.