President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Updated: Monday, 17 Sep 2012, 2:23 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 17 Sep 2012, 8:10 AM EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) - President Barack Obama has chosen auto-producing swing state Ohio to highlight U.S. trade action against China.
The enforcement case announced Monday alleges illegal Chinese subsidizing of its auto and auto-part export industries, and comes as Obama campaigns in a state in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.
Obama explained the action in a rally in a Cincinnati park as proof that he does more than talk about China trade issues. Mitt Romney's campaign has run ads in Ohio criticizing the president and pledging that his Republican challenger would be tough on China.
Romney's campaign said Monday Obama is making a "campaign-season move" that comes "too little, too late."
Obama headed to Columbus for a Monday afternoon park rally. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was in Columbus for a GOP rally.