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For Obama and Romney, Virginia could hold the key

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/12/2012

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By Paul West

MANASSAS, Va. — Less than an hour's drive out of Washington, when commuter traffic isn't jamming Interstate 66, a new Battle of Bull Run is underway. Obama campaign volunteers, armed with clipboards, have spent weeks registering voters at a modern campus on the hill where a famous general gained the nickname "Stonewall."
Despite painstakingly slow progress — three students signed onto Virginia's rolls during a recent five-hour period — the Democrats are working to fortify a demographic barricade against Mitt Romney that could be decisive in this battleground state. President Obama's reelection depends heavily on young and minority voters, and Northern Virginia Community College, with students from more than 180 countries, makes an obvious recruiting target.
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"For Obama and Romney, Virginia could hold the key", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 25/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/for-obama-and-romney-virginia-could-hold-the-key