Both Obama and Romney are squeezing in last-minute visits to New Hampshire this weekend, and their campaigns are running at full speed. And all for 4 electoral votes.
Manchester and Nashua, N.H.
About 700,000 voters are expected at New Hampshire polls on Tuesday. There’s no early voting in the state, except by absentee ballot, so last-minute attention from the candidates can be key.
At a rally Saturday morning, Mr. Romney declared that “New Hampshire gave me the Republican nomination and New Hampshire is going to get me to the White House.”
Romney will return to New Hampshire on the eve of the election for what’s being dubbed the “Final Victory Rally,” a concert with Kid Rock.
“It speaks to how much Governor Romney really does treasure this state,” says campaign spokesman Tommy Schultz. “He began his campaign here…. In many ways it’s full circle coming back to where it started.”
There’s more work cut out here for the Romney campaign, according to polls. As of Saturday morning, an averaging of recent polls by the website RealClearPolitics had Obama at 49 percent and Romney at 47 percent. The New York Times blog FiveThirtyEight by Nate Silver said Friday that Obama had a 77.8 percent chance of winning New Hampshire.
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