Campaign: Targeting Votes

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:11am

Former President Bill Clinton works to help the Obama Campaign in tight race.

President Obama and Mitt Romney promised to put campaigning aside on 9-11, but in a speech to the National Guard, Romney said over $50 billion in automatic defense cuts could devastate the Pentagon. "We cannot cancel program after program, we cannot jeopardize critical missions, and we cannot cut corners," proclaimed Romney.

He's criticized President Obama's 2014 pullout from Afghanistan, but now says the goal should be a successful transition.

With polls so tight, this election may hinge on turnout. President Clinton is still in Florida today going after the youth vote, telling college students this should not be a referendum on the economy. "If that were the test, the President would vote against himself," said the Former President.

The youth vote in Florida may be critical. A new study finds new voter ID laws could keep nearly 700,000 minority voters under 30 away from the polls.

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Paul Ryan releases new ads to keep his house seat.

That's right - he's running two campaigns there, and he's got a 25% lead in the congressional race - just in case Romney-Ryan doesn't win in November.

Tracie Potts, NBC News.

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