Democrats gather in North Carolina for national convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democrats are taking their turn this week to lay out their plans for the future.

The convention is set to officially kick on Tuesday in Charlotte.

There are plans to roll out some big names during the convention including Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, actress Eva Longoria, and music stars Mary J. Blige and the Black Eyed Peas.

While the delegates enjoy the opening festivities, President Obama was on the campaign trail in Ohio.

"Unlike my opponent, I want to stop giving tax breaks to companies that are shipping jobs overeas," Obama said. "I want to give those tax breaks to companies that are investing in Toledo, right here in the United States."

The latest polls show a virtual tie between Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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