Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Democrats and Republicans see challenges for Barack Obama in key Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When Mitt Romney campaigned here four months ago on the eve of Ohio's partisan primaries, many of the locals couldn't help but scratch their heads.

Why would a Republican presidential contender spend his final precious hours stumping in the Mahoning Valley?

It was a fair question in a region where general elections are formalities.

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