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    The final stretch

    Obama, Romney visiting swing states

    On the stump

      Mitt Romney supporters, shouting at rallies in Wisconsin and Ohio: ‘‘Four more days!’’

      President Obama supporters, at rallies in Ohio: “Four more years!’’

    On tap today

    Romney will start the morning in New Hampshire with a rally at Portsmouth International Airport. He will then go to Dubuque, Iowa, Colorado Springs, and Englewood, Colo. Running mate

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    Paul Ryan will be in Marietta, Ohio, Middletown, Pa., Richmond, Va., and Panama City, Fla. Obama will hold rallies in Mentor, Ohio Milwaukee, Dubuque, and Bristow, Va. Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pueblo and Arvada, Colo. Bill Clinton will be in Chesapeake and Roanoke, Va.

    On strategy

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    Romney’s massive rally near Cincinnati on Friday was considered the launch of dozens of his surrogates across battleground states. Romney and Obama both will criss-cross the nation at a breakneck pace for the next three days.

    On numbers

    A tweet from Larry Sabato, political scientist with the University of Virginia: “This election will cost $6 bil. A lot. But we spent $7 bil on Halloween.’’

    Globe staff

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