Obama, Romney push economic themes in key states

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are campaigning in three of the most tightly contested states, laboring to raise their profiles with a public otherwise preoccupied with vacations, the Olympics and the sweltering August heat.

Pushing competing economic messages, Obama heads for Florida and Virginia on Thursday while Romney campaigns in hard-fought Colorado.

Romney is making his first political appearance since his return from an overseas trip. He plans to be joined by 10 Republican governors, several of whom have been mentioned as potential running mates.

Obama was headed to Orlando to make up for an appearance he postponed last month after the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colo. Later Thursday he was to campaign in Leesburg, Va., in the Washington suburbs.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 at 10:06 AM
    Hide your dogs Obama is coming to town.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to
      Too late, all the dogs were strapped to the roof during the Romney visit.
  • by Say What!!! on Aug 2, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    More AP propaganda. It must be great to have a job where all you have to do is monkey copy drivel from the AP wire or press releases. It must be really satisfying to know that your whole worth in life lies in repeating someone else's lie.
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