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Campaigns Ramp Up Colorado Ground Game in Final Days [Updated]

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Scout Tufankjian
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Obama For America

Both presidential campaigns are working overtime in the home stretch of the 2012 election to try to mobilize their bases and get voters to the polls.

In Colorado where the race is seen as a tossup, the ground game will be especially important in the days leading up to November 6th.

KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talked with grassroots volunteers from both campaigns out on the front lines.

The candidates themselves aren't slowing down either. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann will be at two rallies Saturday Nov 3rd; the first in Colorado Springs at the Colorado Jet Center, then on to Englewood at Comfort Dental Amphitheater.

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Colorado for two appearances as well on Saturday. The first appearance will be in Arvada and the second in Pueblo. The President will make a last minute stop in Colorado as well, Sunday on the Community College of Aurora campus.

Update 11:22 a.m.: The Loveland Reporter Herald is reporting that Paul Ryan will be coming back to Northern Colorado for another visit. Fresh off his Thursday campaign stop in Greeley's Island Grove Park, Paul Ryan will speak at a rally at Johnson's Corner on the Monday before the election.

According to the Romney campaign website Paul Ryan will also be in Castle Rock earlier in the day at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. That brings the total campaign visits to seven before the general election.

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May.
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