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Rivals begin final sprint with events in swing states

Obama, Romney crisscross nation to sway voters

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney launched dizzying cross-country sprints Tuesday that will take them through several toss­up states this week as their campaigns released new ads seeking to close the deal with the electorate.

Energized and buoyant after his aggressive debate performance against Romney only 12 hours earlier, President Obama drew peals of laughter from a raucous crowd of 11,000 supporters in Delray Beach by labeling his opponent as a victim of “Romnesia” who seems to forget his earlier positions.

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