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President Obama, Mitt Romney: Presidential campaigning resumes

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With Election Day nearing, President Obama and Mitt Romney spent Thursday trying to sway undecided voters in key swing states.

Mitt Romney spent his entire day focused on Virginia with stops in Roanoke, Doswell and Virginia Beach.

“Our chant is this: five more days!” he says.

But with so little time left before Tuesday’s election, the campaign had been a tricky one in the wake of Sandy’s wrath. Romney’s stops in Virginia were to make up for ones cancelled to let local officials focus on preparing for the storm.

President Obama also had to cancel campaign events, but while many were still cleaning up from the storm, both men were back in campaign mode.

“You have full hearts and we can’t lose. We need you, Virginia. We’ve got to take back America. I’m counting on you,” says Romney.

Making the point he’s the Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama wore his Air Force One bomber jacket for stops in Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado and Ohio.

“Well win Wisconsin again,” he says. “We’ll win this election and together we’ll renew those bonds and reaffirm that spirit that makes the United States of America the greatest nation on earth.”

The latest polls continue to show this race a dead heat here nationwide and experts say it’s a sign of how close it is that Obama spent time in Wisconsin Wednesday, a state they once had been counting on.

But the President picked up one Sandy-related endorsement while still focused on the storm.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg cited the hurricane and global warming as factors in his decision to back Obama.

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