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The final stretch

Obama, Romney visiting swing states

On the stump

  Mitt Romney supporters, shouting at rallies in Wisconsin and Ohio: ‘‘Four more days!’’

  President Obama supporters, at rallies in Ohio: “Four more years!’’

On tap today

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Romney will start the morning in New Hampshire with a rally at Portsmouth International Airport. He will then go to Dubuque, Iowa, Colorado Springs, and Englewood, Colo. Running mate

Paul Ryan will be in Marietta, Ohio, Middletown, Pa., Richmond, Va., and Panama City, Fla. Obama will hold rallies in Mentor, Ohio Milwaukee, Dubuque, and Bristow, Va. Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pueblo and Arvada, Colo. Bill Clinton will be in Chesapeake and Roanoke, Va.

On strategy

Romney’s massive rally near Cincinnati on Friday was considered the launch of dozens of his surrogates across battleground states. Romney and Obama both will criss-cross the nation at a breakneck pace for the next three days.

On numbers

A tweet from Larry Sabato, political scientist with the University of Virginia: “This election will cost $6 bil. A lot. But we spent $7 bil on Halloween.’’

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