For the second time in five days, the administration will be lending a helping hand to Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D).

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Toledo to visit the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Complex, and he's scheduled to be joined by Strickland. Biden will also host a fundraiser for the governor.

President Obama was in Ohio Wednesday to raise funds for Strickland, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential race.

But the Democratic governor is trailing Republican candidate John Kasich in the polls, and his victory is important to the White House for two reasons: the redistricting process and the 2012 presidential race. Ohio could lose two House seats after the Census is complete, and it's a bellwether state in a presidential year.

Biden held fundraisers for Strickland in January and March of this year. Former President Clinton has also raised funds for the governor.