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As Carl Cameron mentioned the president is taking a couple of days to shore up support in the important swing state of Virginia.
A state that was good to him for years ago but one that is considered very much in play for years later.
What -- correspondent -- bowlers in the commonwealth tonight.
As he launched a two day trip through Virginia.
President Obama looked back -- his 2008 win at the state the first by a Democrat in 44 years court.
We're gonna back to -- basic American bargain.
That says everybody got the best job.
That's what I believe.
And that's why I'm running.
Just up the rolled the State's Republican governor was hosting the National Governors Association and blaming mr.
Obama for the failure of a deficit cutting deal which could lead to huge defense cuts.
I have the state that's the home of the Pentagon the -- of the greatest navy base in the free world even secretary -- thinks that's the frustration is a bad idea.
And yet we don't hear a peep out of the president did it.
-- in the sprawling shipyards at Newport News would suffer but the Obama campaign says Republican recalcitrant not a lack of leadership is the reason for the impasse.
At Mitt Romney's support for the house Republican budget the campaign says would cut billions in aid to military families.
Virginia's changing demographic -- is what -- made it competitive.
The sprawling Washington suburbs adding thousands of federal and high tech workers to balance the small town rural west.
In a speech would overflow crowd mr.
Obama suggested Virginia is too important to concede any part of the state where -- you ever did -- -- gonna have won the election.
Virginia's social conservatives will be a powerful -- for Romney.
But the State's jobless rate is almost three points less than the national average making it less of an advantage for Republicans.
And just as the health care bill inflames the Republican base Democrats burned over Republican attempts to repeal it.
The health care bill.
All it would take your one vote to make sure that all of you don't do your taxes go up next here.
University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato says this state was the -- of the political universe when it was reliably Republican.
Now that it's competitive he says it's Paris and mr.
Obama and mr.
Romney will both be spending a lot of time here Brett.
-- -- -- -- traveling with the president Hampton Virginia Wendell thank you as -- run.
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