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Political Notebook

Obama camp says jobless rate undercuts Romney

The Obama campaign argued Sunday that the latest jobs report, showing a national unemployment rate under 8 percent for the first time since the president took office, has undermined Mitt Romney’s central message.

Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod even suggested that some Romney backers were rooting for bad news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, believing that as unemployment rises, so does the Republican nominee’s political prospects.

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