For the last ten months, Democratic boots on the ground battled Republican ads on the air in the critical battleground state of Ohio. On Tuesday, the boots won. President Obama’s relatively comfortable victory in the Buckeye State on Tuesday night -- he won by about 100,000 votes, with some ballots still left to count -- was a vindication of a campaign strategy that relied heavily on an extensive, battle-tested field operation to turn out voters, political analysts said.
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