John Glenn, the former U.S. senator and astronaut from Ohio, goes to bat for President Barack Obama in a new television commercial airing exclusively in the battleground Buckeye State.
In the ad, titled "Character," Glenn, a Cambridge native, speaks straight-to-camera.
"Growing up in Ohio, you learn to size up a person by their character, and that's why I'm supporting President Obama," he says. "He stood firm against the doubters and helped rescue the auto industry.
"He's taken on big corporations and foreign powers when they've threatened our jobs, our freedom, our way of life -- and you know he means what he says. That's the Ohio way. Barack Obama has earned my vote, and my trust."