Take Two for November 2, 2012

Obama and Romney campaigns turn focus to job numbers, economy

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US President Barack Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney make their way to greet their wives at the end of the third and final presidential debate October 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Both campaigns jumped on the news this morning that employers added 171,000 jobs in October.

The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 7.9 percent. At a campaign rally in Hillard Ohio, President Obama welcomed the news, but said there is more work to do. 

Mitt Romney appeared before voters in Wisconsin and warned that re electing the President would be harmful to the recovery.

For more analysis on the state of the economy, we're joined by David Jackson, professor of political science at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

 

 


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