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Axelrod: Obama fighting in Florida until the end



Obama strategist David Axelrod today pointedly disputed media talk that Florida was out of reach for the campaign. "We believe that Florida is an incredibly competitive state," he said.

Axelrod, speaking on a conference call with reporters, said the "other side" has been spinning "mythology" that Florida, North Carolina, Virginia are Romney's for the taking. “Anybody who thinks those states are in the bag is half in the bag themselves," he said. "We have added millions of dollars to television spenidng in each of these states ... We are doubling down. We are not pulling back at all."

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 5:11pm]


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