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Romney, Ryan to campaign in PA this weekend

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 2, 2012 5:45 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Republican Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan are planning campaign visits to Pennsylvania this weekend.

Ryan is scheduled to speak tomorrow at an aviation company at Harrisburg International Airport.

Romney is expected to appear in the Philadelphia area Sunday.

The visits come as the Republican National Committee says it's spending an eye-popping $3 million on TV ads in the state.

The news came yesterday with five days left in a presidential campaign that's seen the traditional battleground state go from a relative backwater to front-and-center in an 11th-hour blitz by Romney and his conservative allies.

Last-minute ad buys by Romney and pro-Romney groups could bring their combined spending to $12 million in PA in the campaign's final days.

Pennsylvania has supported Democrats in the last five elections and winning its 20 electoral votes is crucial to President Barack Obama's re-election bid.

Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will visit Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday.

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