ROMNEY MAKING LATE PLAY IN PENNSYLVANIA
By GEOFF HOLTZMAN
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON – The Romney campaign has reportedly spent as much as $120,000 on last-minute advertising in Pennsylvania, according to sources close to the campaign.
With roughly $170 million cash on hand, the campaign is likely looking to liquidate in states it believes it has an outside shot of capturing next Tuesday.
The Obama campaign said the ad buy shows that Romney still needs a lot of help to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the race.
“The Romney campaign and its allies decision to go up with advertising in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Minnesota is a decision made out of weakness, not strength,” said campaign manager Jim Messina.
According to the latest polls, Romney trails President Obama by five-to-six points in the Keystone State, which holds 20 electoral votes. However, Obama led Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by over ten points this time four years ago, en route to a 16 point victory.
No Republican presidential candidate has won Pennsylvania since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
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