Skip to comments.Broadening the battlefield: Romney to travel to WI as Obama tries to cling to turf he won in 2008
Posted on 10/24/2012 1:32:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney is to travel to Wisconsin, a state Barack Obama won in a 14-point blowout four years ago, as the Republican candidate's surging campaign seeks to expand the 'chessboard' into previously safe Democratic territory.
At the same time, the Romney campaign has bought television advertising in the Boston market, which reaches screens in New Hampshire, a state Obama won by almost 10 points in 2008.
Asked whether Romney himself would be visiting Wisconsin in the closing days of the race, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, said: 'Yes. Paul Ryan was just in Pittsburgh. We'll be back in Wisconsin, sure. Wisconsin is definitely in play.'
Representative Ryan, whose district is in Wisconsin, visited Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, at the weekend. Recent polls have put Romney within striking distance or even ahead of Obama, who won there by 10 points in 2008.
Fehrnstrom held out the possibility of Romney competing seriously not only in New Hampshire and Wisconsin but also in the big prizes of Pennsylvania and Michigan, which Obama won by 17 points four years ago.
Asked about Pennsylvania and Michigan, he said: 'There's places we're going up for the first time,' he said. 'We just bought Boston TV so we can beam into southern New Hampshire because the battle is tightening there.
'All I would say to that is stay tuned. You've seen the polls coming out of those states. It does show a narrowing of the gap and we're watching those very closely.'(continued)
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I would rather look at a nude Helen Thomas.
Seeing Obama makes my stomach hurt....
I do happen to see a white person behind him though.
First time a picture was published showing the actual crowd and not a staged backdrop of white liberals??
Yes. Count the white people in the crowd behind Mr. Obama (not counting the police officer) and what does that tell us about where the race is?
I SEE DUMB PEOPLE!
I SEE BASTARD PEOPLE!
What I see is a very thin crowd....There are lots of open spaces ( and yes there sure aren’t very many paler skinned types of people). I think the biggest take is that this is NOT a packed crowd (space wise)...not like looking at the crowd at Red Rocks
That’s how anyone with a brain knows Obama is in very deep poop. He is on defense in WI, PA, VA, CO, FLA...even MI is tightening. If he was in as good a shape as the lefties say, he’d be in IN, NC, and MO.
Romney & Ryan headed back to Wisconsin to wrap up campaign
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