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Friday, September 28, 2012

Romney Hits Obama On Defense As Candidates Make Virginia Swing

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney shadowed each other for a second consecutive day in a battleground state, appealing for votes by arguing the other is pushing failed policies. Taxes, energy independence, education, jobs and debt were the main issues that both candidates hit today in Virginia, one of about 10 states that their campaigns say will swing the Nov. 6 election. In an appearance before military veterans in Springfield, a suburb of Washington, Romney said the struggling economy is weakening the country and criticized Obama over automatic budget cuts -- including to defense -- set to take effect in January. The “idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating,” Romney said at an American Legion Post. “When I become president of the United States, we will stop it. I will not cut our commitment to our military.” More

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