Obama's campaign trail

Associated Press
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama embraces former President Bill Clinton after Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. In 2008, Obama became the first Democrat to take North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Pundits called the victory historic, but it came by the slimmest of margins - just 14,000 votes out of nearly 4.4 million cast. History suggests that if the economy doesn't show substantial improvement in the year before a presidential election, the incumbent loses. And North Carolina's recovery from the "Great Recession" has lagged behind the nation's. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

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Campaign highlights from the road as President Obama travels from state to state in his bid for re-election.

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