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Politics

Even unfriendly turf vital to Obama in Colo.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The presidential race in swing-state Colorado is razor-thin and fiercely fought, a Rocky Mountains battleground with nine electoral votes that has been blanketed with $50 million in television ads.

In this state, every vote counts, which is why President Obama is contesting even the areas he has no chance of winning. A case in point: Colorado Springs, in El Paso County, a place with five military installations and deep evangelical roots. Both Democrats and Republicans say the community will hand the president a major defeat on Nov. 6.

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