CLEVELAND -- President Barack Obama will visit Cleveland next Thursday to campaign for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray.

Cordray, running mate Betty Sutton and Obama will hold a rally Thursday evening at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District East Professional Center Gymnasium on E. 79th Street.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

According to a news release, Obama will "discuss what is at stake for Ohioans in 2018, highlighting the need for Ohio’s next governor to expand economic opportunity to more Ohioans and protect their families’ access to quality, affordable health care."

The event will be free and open to the public, though tickets are required. Those wishing to attend must register here.

A news release issued Tuesday says Sen. Sherrod Brown will also join the event.

Obama previously endorsed Cordray, who he appointed as the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during his presidency.

President Donald Trump tweeted his endorsement for Cordray's opponent, Mike DeWine, following the May primary.