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"Why is Barack Obama coming to Ohio for the 12th time?" Mr. Kasich asked an audience on the stump on Monday. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama, left, and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid wave to the crowd at the end of a rally Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama headlines a rally for Sen. Patty Murray at the University of Washington in Seattle during a four-day, five state campaign swing focusing on tight races in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.

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President Obama is introduced by Javier Garcia of Brownsville, Texas, before signing the Executive Order on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. (Associated Press)

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President Obama is seen here Sept. 11 with Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen (left) and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at the Pentagon Memorial marking the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Associated Press)

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Actor George Clooney speaks to reporters after meeting with President Barack Obama about his recent trip to Sudan at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Larry Whitt, who left the Navy after serving 12 years because he is gay, joins other protesters who watched President Obama arrive in Coral Gables, Fla., on Monday. Mr. Whitt was there to protest the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Larry Whitt, who left the Navy after serving 12 years because he is gay, joins other protesters who watched President Obama arrive in Coral Gables, Fla., on Monday. Mr Whitt was there to protest the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

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President Obama speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal. Onstage with Mr. Obama are (from left) Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama (C) speaks alongside Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (R) and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as he delivers a statement on transportation infrastructure, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, October 11, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

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President Barack Obama, left, speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. With Obama are from left to right, former Secretaries of Transportation Samuel Skinner and Norman Mineta, Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Penn., and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, left, speaks to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. With Obama are from left to right, former Secretaries of Transportation Samuel Skinner, Norman Mineta and Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama points upwards as he walks back to the Oval Office after speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden to highlight a new report on the impact of his $50 billion infrastructure-investment proposal, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at the White House in Washington. Walking ahead of Obama are from left to right, Secretary of Treasury Timonthy Geithner, former Secretaries of Transportation Norman Mineta and Samuel Skinner. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama puts his arm around Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as they walk back into the Oval Office after Obama delivered a statement on transportation infrastructure, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, October 11, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "We need a new majority in Congress that will stand up to President Obama and insist that he starts listening to the American people," House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said at a rally at a manufacturing facility in his home state.

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President Obama stands with outgoing National Security Adviser James Jones, left, and his replacement, Tom Donilon, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS "As long as I'm your president and Martin O'Malley is your governor, we will not allow politicians ... to sacrifice your education for tax cuts we cannot afford," President Obama said at a campaign rally for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday at a rally at Bowie State University.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, watches as President Obama signs the Intelligence Authorization Bill, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington . (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama waves from Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)