President Barack Obama’s election team is mobilising a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory as the campaign enters its final days.
Meanwhile, Republican Mitt Romney is making a late play for votes in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.
Both campaigns predict victory in Tuesday’s election. Obama’s closing out the campaign with an apparent edge in some key battleground states, including Ohio.
Romney’s campaign is projecting momentum and banking on late-breaking voters to propel him to victory in the exceedingly close race.
The Republican will briefly cut away from the nine or so competitive states that have dominated the candidates’ travel itineraries this autumn. Romney, along with running mate Paul Ryan, plan an early evening rally tonight in Morrisville, Pennsylvania
President Obama and Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail together last night with Mr Clinton, his voice hoarse from a flurry of campaign events, telling a rally in Bristow, Virginia, that he had given “my voice in the service of my president”.
The former president vouched for Mr Obama’s economic agenda, saying he had done a good job with a bad hand.
Mr Obama, in his fourth rally of the day, sought to draw a connection between the flush economy which Mr Clinton presided over and his own policies for a second term, including increasing taxes on upper income earners.
The joint rally drew more than 24,000 people to an outdoor arena on a chilly November night.
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Ferry and freight services company Irish Continental Group (ICG) has reported a solid set of figures for 2013, but has also noted a slight drop in business in the early part of this year, due to bad weather.
The Ennis Book Club Festival (March 7-9) is a reader's delight. "Other literary festivals are about writing skills and getting published. Our workshops are different. One of our really popular events is called 'Ten Books You Should Read'," says chairperson, Ciana Campbell.
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