I removed the following:
It's almost relevant to the article, but it seriously needs to refine it's focus. I see where it is going, but it's just not there yet. I tried to reword it myself but couldn't get it right, so instead I moved it here. I have no objections if someone wants to fix it and return it to the article Jazzman831 17:22, 13 July 2007 (EDT)
Key battleground states for the 2008 Presidential Election include Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Ohio lost 31,800 jobs in goods-producing industries between January 2006 and January 2007, including a loss of 21,900 jobs in manufacturing.
Pennsylvania lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs between July 2000 and March 2007.
Wisconsin lost 8,600 manufacturing jobs in the last year (Feb. 2006 to Feb. 2007).
All three states punished Republican candidates in the November 2006 elections.