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Small towns benefit from campaign stops

Ohio's big cities - Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati - have seen half a dozen presidential campaign visits each this year. In those cities security costs are mounting and for some residents campaign excitement is waning. But for rural communities and small towns visited by the campaigns, the sentiment is considerably more positive.

In Zanesville, Mayor Jack Phenton says the city worked frantically to get ready for the visit.

"It created a lot of work for us and you try to keep everything organized and I think we did. And I think, it seemed like people were really thrilled that he came to Zanesville."