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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

2 years ago October 24, 2012 Oct 24, 2012 Wednesday, October 24 2012 Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:38:04 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch.

Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give.

Obama has centered on a closing theme that voters simply cannot trust Romney, while the challenger warns of the bleak times four more Obama years would bring.

Setting up for a frenetic finish, both campaigns are seeking to show they have enthusiasm and organization on their side.

Obama has set himself up to campaign nearly around the clock today. He'll cover 5,300 miles in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Obama will travel from Washington to Iowa, Colorado, California and Nevada, and then overnight to Florida.

Romney, too, is picking up the pace. He's campaigning today in Reno, Nev., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, before a three-stop swing in Ohio on Thursday.

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