President Obama’s Saturday rally in Ohio brings him to one of the hottest swing states in the country, where competitive races up and down the ballot could change the balance of power in Washington come November.

The symbolism of taking the fight to the home state of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is not lost on Obama, who’s brought his political battles to Ohio before. When Obama wanted to make the case for infrastructure spending and his jobs bill in September, he chose a bridge just outside of Boehner’s southwestern Ohio district to give his speech.