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Obama raises money, rallies supporters at Franklin Institute

President Obama visited the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia last night for a campaign fundraiser.

President Obama told the crowd the November election is going to be close. In a speech lasting just under a half hour, Mr. Obama focused on the economy.

“We can say we are in a stronger position. We are moving in a better direction than when I took office. Now does that mean that I am satisfied? Does that mean we are satisfied? Absolutely not!”

Mr. Obama is trying to make the case that he is still the best man to lead the country to better times, even while job growth has slowed over the last few months.

In Presidential politics, Pennsylvania is called a light-blue state. It hasn’t gone Republican since 1988. But the GOP argues the state could be in play this election.

In the past month, both Mitt Romney and First Lady Michelle Obama have made campaign stops in Philadelphia and Crossroads GPS, the political group allied with Republican strategist Karl Rove bought a bunch of TV time to run ads attacking the President’s track record on jobs and debt.

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