The Boss will campaign for Obama in Ohio, Iowa

Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2008, file photo Bruce Springsteen hugs presidential candidate Barack Obama during a performance at an outdoor campaign rally at the Cleveland Mall, in Cleveland, Ohio. Springsteen is hitting the campaign trail again on President Barack Obama's behalf, and he'll be joined this time by former President Bill Clinton at a rally in Parma, Ohio, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2008, file photo Bruce Springsteen hugs presidential candidate Barack Obama during …

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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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