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During his two-day campaign swing, Mr. Obama drew contrasts with his economic policies and those of Mr. Romney. In Pueblo, he blasted his Republican foe’s opposition to the wind-energy tax credit, telling the crowd of several thousand that the policy would jeopardize about 5,000 jobs in Colorado and 37,000 nationwide. Pueblo is home to Vestas Wind Systems, which employs more than 1,500 people.

“At a moment when homegrown energy, renewable energy is creating new jobs in states like Colorado and Iowa, my opponent wants to end tax credits for wind energy producers,” said Mr. Obama. “Think what that would mean for a community like Pueblo.”