Broadening the battlefield: Romney to travel to Wisconsin as Obama desperately tries to cling to turf he won in 2008
- Republican campaign sees chance to capitalise on President's struggles
- Set to launch new push in states where Obama had double-digit victory
- Election likely to come down to Florida, Virginia and above all Ohio
By Toby Harnden In Boca Raton, Florida
October 23, 2012
Mitt Romney is to travel to Wisconsin, a state Barack Obama won in a 14-point blowout four years ago, as the Republican candidate's surging campaign seeks to expand the 'chessboard' into previously safe Democratic territory.
At the same time, the Romney campaign has bought television advertising in the Boston market, which reaches screens in New Hampshire, a state Obama won by almost 10 points in 2008.
Asked whether Romney himself would be visiting Wisconsin in the closing days of the race, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, said: 'Yes. Paul Ryan was just in Pittsburgh. We'll be back in Wisconsin, sure. Wisconsin is definitely in play.'
from The Daily Mail
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