Louisiana Democrats asked to volunteer in Ohio

BATON ROUGE (AP) — With Republican

presidential candidate Mitt Romney expected to easily win Louisiana on

Nov. 6, Democrats

who support President Barack Obama are being asked to help

campaign for the president's re-election in the battleground state

of Ohio.

The Louisiana Democratic Party sent an email to supporters this week, asking them to consider helping with get-out-the-vote

efforts in Ohio from Nov. 2 until Election Day.

Volunteers who head to Ohio will be knocking on doors and making phone calls to encourage people to vote for Obama. The email

put out by the state Democratic Party says the Obama campaign will cover some of the travel costs.

Earlier this week, the Republican Party of Louisiana sent out a similar email to its supporters, urging them to consider helping

campaign for Romney in Florida.