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>> this is a battleground virginia, an abc7 vote 2012 news special. >> the candidates are on the finalgn trail after the debate. evening everyone. i am leon harris. and i'm allison sterling. both president obama and had to -- have stops in battleground states in the coming days. the poll results could not be any closer. now in ais statistical -- statistical tie. voters in battleground states will see a lot of these
candidates. we are in alexandria tonight expect.t we can scott? >> folks here can catch mitt on a sunday. that, the president in richmond on thursday. if these polls numbers hold true perhaps the president has ohio, and that means are here, virginia. >> it is up to us to choose what here.e take from you to make sure to begin voting. early voting has already started. >> after all of the primaries, conventions, and debate, it has come down to two frantic weeks unleashing every tactic possible. virginia, this new advertisement just for these the presidential campaign with a personal plea. you to work with
keep america moving a forward together. >> the president began with an work -- an apology tour, apologizing for america. and you skipped israel. , the president also withled a booklet specifics of a second-term agenda. >> and by the way, the mathematics in my plan -- heads up. if you got any math teachers here, take a look at that. these are some of the states will rallympaigns andoverlap in between now sunday. the next 14 days, the focus is clear. voter turnout. >> ago vote now.
-- go vote now. >> they are quickly adding to the number of voters in virginia. word of another stock in the commonwealth. paul ryan will be here on in bristol and charlottesville. our profile,e of candidates. allen and tim kaine, we talk with them about the economy in part one. cooper looksebecca at eight -- take a look at their backgrounds and they issues one hot-button abortion. son of a famous coach. allen uses ports to connect individuals at -- uses withs to connect media.uals and the >> university of michigan. >> my father went there. in 1970, he helped the
their first super bowl spot. was elected governor, congressman, and senator. rival tim kane was the son of a kansas city who lawyer and teacher in richmond. linwood holes in still s for his son-in-law. the harvard law graduate uses harmonica to show his down- home skills. kaine's challenge shadows as from the was lieutenant governor. >> his excellency, and the , time junior senator kaine. difficultyge allen's is regaining his seat after
losing it in 2006. was some of the soul- did after the loss? losing. not like it is the most important not to say what you are against, what you are for. he says he is more focused on grassroots operations and take every opportunity to reach voters. both are also father's who point to their faith on social issues. george allen thinks the .overnment has a limited role >> generally speaking, i think on abortionrs be the federal government, but decided by the states. think the taxpayers for elective abortions. >> tim kane says it does not affect his political stance as a catholic. do you want to try to get women away from abortion?
not know a singleerson is pro-abortion. you do not have to criminalize a choices tolth care abortions. h only two weeks left, weighinge carefully both men's records. battlegroundr, virginia. >> here we go. coming up, the key to winning in virginia. my primary reason for voting is health care. >> young voters gave president obama an edge in 2008. they not as enthusiastic obama an edge in 2008. they [ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class,
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welcome back to battleground virginia. nation'ss ago, the young voters were swept up in a aboutwave of excitement election.ential >> but recent polls have indicated that there has been a enthusiasm cap in that .ge group this time around the discuss the reasons for that. as we know, the excitement voters four years ago had to do with the aboutility the nation was make history electing its
first african-american president. year, they are not quite as eager. >> president obama spent an on virginia time college campuses, and it is not because he is angling for an honorary degree. it is because although great numbers of young people turned out for him in 2008, this year, according to depue research center, young people are less interested in this campaign. >> i do involve myself in the boating scene.it is all of my friends in the public, the media, and everything. they are intoing, it. into facebook fight. >> there's also a use enthusiasm deficit, although still leadsama among poles. -- polls.
>> it gets old when you hear it on the radio and the tv and everywhere. >> the advertising is turning you off? >> yes. perhaps the candidates are turning people off. the obama campaign has become shrinkingible campaign. to name this through. he is going romnesia. is called >> i am not mean either way. >> what does that mean? >> i'm not happy with either of the choices. >> this man says they do not describe his views. >> it does not describe me. >> here is a warning light for obama campaign. obama has asident lead over governor the harpole, young o beey supporters appear t one committed to showing up election day. i would have to say romney
just because i thengly feel connected to s pushing.freedom he i young adults say they will definitely vote this fall. this grgetown university l be one ofys he wil them. think it is important for vote and get out there and do what they can to make a difference. make sure you voted. the first young woman in this piece was gabbe from virginia. the second young woman was goldberg sorry about that. the number-one issue those we talked with? you guessed it, jobs. >> yes. >> thank you, gordon. things thee a few campaign degree on.
the campaigns agree on. there are very cute things on, butmpaigns agree one is important to virginia. mary gonzales had a cold, she also has asthma. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan, she also has asthma. who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have kaiser permanente. kaiser permanente. thrive
getting into the white house. and both men are working on in virginia.tory thuman joins us with more. not gotten an e- mail, a flier, a knock on your door horey phone call, consider yourself among the very few. we know, because we sat down with those who are behind this for virginia voters. been few efforts and few states where the door phone calling have been so overwhelming. the rnc jair reince prices -- the rnc chairman priebus and robert gibbs t work.en hard a pretty good. >> i think we are doing better virginia and i think it is the differencell in the world. >> they outshined it during the
mccain campaign. have hit the reset button. game is growing us. well for the door to door operation. in virginia, we will do probably i'm guessing from where today -- 10 times ... calls and door locks. showing up either house for the guy that live there six years ago. i would like to encourage them continue to think he lives continue to send that mail. >> but these tactics have to pay off, they say, compared to the of being the president. powerful.sident is air force one is careful. being the president and having pulpit.y >> gibbs contends it can also hinder a race. >> the biggest thing is, he's a pretty important day job that does not allow him to do
probably as much as he would like. h agree, in virginia, women and military would secure the state, well as undecideds. [indiscernible] >> for republicans, it is two of shelling romney is not professional, but personal. thank god for these people generous, that take care of people. successful, yes, but incredibly generous and charitable. for democrats, it is proving promisesdent has kept the icon ofill hope. much thestill very person i met. is down to earth,, and andeady -- calm collected, steady. other numbers to consider for the old dominion,
us they have made with 4.3 million voters over the weekend. the hope by the end of 5 million.will be for obama, each event across the state contains at least one neighborhood group. ways, we're seeing them up for more. >> thank you, scott. coming up, we break down last night's debate. what will be the
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you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. to battleground virginia. n thrushus now is glen of "obama'sthor stand." was the strategy there, to female voters? not a lot of debaters say l be theirlicy wil first priority, but to a certain extent, the answers that romney were really bellicose, about going hard after iran, the faired poorly with women. women do not want to hear presidential candidates talking about war. it was no surprise at all that
muchy decided to take a night.tell last if that could he has beenause trying to portray the president night as ineffective and on hand, the president strong last night. >> a lot of people i talked to on both des of the aisle that obama won it decisively and that romney e weak andittl night.d last not think that will really break through. when you consider what we are talking about in the last two cycles, it is an amazing change in events. >> in other words, the was unhurt more in that and thatte president heard in this than in this debate romney. >> the president spent all approach,iculing his
brahmi showedht, was not the caricature that the obama campaign made him out to be. areoth of these candidates payingo have to start ohio and virginia soon. they spend so much time there. [laughter] what does it look like in the battleground states? heat.is a dead congratulations, you are about massivet with another of title -- tidal wave of advertising. i cannot stand it. like eight straight advertisements when you're trying to watch a redskins game. ist is really interesting between thison kaine, and george allen's race for the senate. obama and tim kaine have an relationship. entirely possible, and even probable, that tim
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