Campaign touting the auto bailout Staff

3/12/2012 4:39:00 PM - Staff

When Vice President Joe Biden hits the campaign trail in the pivotal swing state of Ohio this week, he will likely focus on one of the Obama administration’s successes – the bailout of the auto industry.

Biden gives the first in a series of four high profile speeches at a United Auto Workers union hall in Toledo on Thursday.

A Democratic campaign official tells CNN the speeches are designed "to begin framing the core issues of the general election."

The auto industry in Ohio, a critical swing state in the upcoming presidential election, is key to the state’s economy.