FILE - In this May 15, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news. Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the finish, while New Mexico, thought early to be pivotal, seems to be drifting into Democratic territory. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

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FILE - In this May 15, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news. Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the finish, while New Mexico, thought early to be pivotal, seems to be drifting into Democratic territory. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
FILE - In this May 15, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters after speaking at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. President Barack Obama faces new warning signs in a once-promising Southern state and typically Democratic-voting Midwestern states roughly five months before the election even as he benefits nationally from encouraging economic news. Obama’s new worries about North Carolina and Wisconsin offer opportunities for Romney, who must peel off states Obama won in 2008 if he’s to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to oust the incumbent in November. Iowa, which kicked off the campaign in January, is now expected to be tight to the finish, while New Mexico, thought early to be pivotal, seems to be drifting into Democratic territory. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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