WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have attended Sunday worship services with their families before the campaign's final 11 weeks and the approaching party nominating conventions.
Obama, his wife and their two daughters attended services at St. John's Episcopal Church, across the street from the White House.
The pastor there lamented the recent shootings at a Colorado movie theater and at the Family Research Council in Washington, and urged worshippers not to feed on the hatred and violence of the world, but on Jesus Christ and his message.
Romney attended the Mormon church near his summer home in Wolfeboro, N.H., with his wife, Ann, and six of their grandchildren. The children's parents, Tagg and Jennifer Romney, also attended. One grandson, Johnny, spent much of the service seated on his grandmother's lap -- and a briefer time on his grandfather's lap -- quietly paging through children's picture books.
The Wolfeboro congregation, accustomed to seeing the Romneys there in summer months, paid no special attention to the family.
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