Obama, Romney Hit Campaign Trail

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is campaigning in the key election state of Florida Saturday, just two days after accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Mr. Obama's appearance in Florida comes a little more than a week after Republicans held their national convention in the southern state, formally nominating former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as their candidate for the November 6 election.

Romney is spending the day Saturday campaigning in the eastern state of Virginia.

Both Florida and Virginia are so-called swing states, closely-contested battleground states that are likely to determine the outcome of the race.