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“We’re outperforming our early vote margins in key states compared to 2008, and we’re ahead of where we were against John McCain — and most important, ahead of Mitt Romney,” said Adam Fetcher of the Obama campaign. “The early vote helps us get out low-propensity, sporadic voters, which broadens our universe and frees up more get-out-the-vote resources later — especially on Election Day.”
Mr. Obama, meanwhile, is ratcheting up his attempts to reach out to Hispanics and cut into Mr. Romney’s support from women — slices of the electorate that helped propel Mr. Obama to victory in 2008.
At a campaign stop in Florida on Thursday, Mr. Obama warned that Mr. Romney wants to repeal parts of his national health care law that benefit women. On Wednesday, the Obama campaign also released a previously off-the-record interview with the Des Moines Register newspaper in which Mr. Obama pledged to pass immigration reform in his second term.
Back on the campaign trail here in Ohio, Mr. Romney stuck with the same sort of economic-focused message that he made the central theme of his campaign more than a year ago.
He told the crowd gathered here that he offers “real change” for the single mothers, college students who will be saddled with the soaring national debt, and those struggling to find a good job.
“I was speaking with a gentleman just the other day, and he said that he used to have a job at $25-an-hour plus benefits, and now he’s only able to get a job at $9 an hour, and he wonders what’s going to become of him, what’s going to happen to his future,” Mr. Romney said. “The president’s campaign slogan is ‘Forward.’ To this gentleman, things don’t feel like they’re going forward; it feels more like backward.”
Mr. Romney said the “status quo” path that the president has put the country on will, over the course of another four years, push the national debt to $20 trillion, weaken Medicare and shrink the nation’s military — cutting jobs in Ohio and elsewhere.
“The path we’re on does not have new answers. The president has the same old answers as in the past,” he said.
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