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Politics

Obama, Romney spar over recovery, auto jobs in Ohio

Candidates take swings in key swing state

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — President Obama and Mitt Romney, their race for the presidency down to a matter of critical hours, blitzed this all-important swing state on Friday, sprinkling their closing pitches to voters with shots at their ­rivals.

Obama, in three appearances in Ohio, scolded his Republican rival, saying he is misleading voters about one of the most important issues in northern Ohio, the auto industry bailout, and accusing him of attempting to “scare hard-working Americans to scare up votes.”

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