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Decision 2012: Presidential Campaign Reaches Breakneck Speed In Swing States

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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney toured several swing states each on Wednesday as the campaign intensified.

The president, who said he planned on pulling an all-nighter, held a Wednesday morning rally in Iowa, where he once again accused Romney of forgetting his own policies.

Wednesday's itinerary for Obama started in Washington, D.C. before hitting Davenport, Iowa, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and a red eye to Tampa.

Romney also ramped up his battleground-state tour, hitting Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Ohio.

"The president's been unable to find an agenda and to communicate an agenda," Romney said in Reno.

NY1 has identified nine states in play: Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Republicans are also pushing into Maine and possibly Pennsylvania, where Obama is now favored.

Romney's Nevada stop was to a county that he won in 2008.

"I need you to find one person who voted for Barack Obama last time and get them to vote for us this time," Romney said.

Democrats say early voting gives them the advantage. They're also pouncing on Romney's support for an Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

Mourdock was asked Tuesday why he doesn't support abortion rights even in caes of race and incest.

"Life is a gift from God, and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen," Mourdock said.

Romney only this week cut an ad for Mourdock, which Democrats noted in their own new spot. Romney said he disagrees with Mourdock's view on rape, but still supports him.

It prompted memories of Todd Akin's comments on rape, when Akin said that the female body "has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" in cases of "legitimate rape."

Democrats are hoping they can capitalize on the views to sow distrust among women who are considering voting for Romney.

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