PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are heading into the final full week of campaigning in a race that polls show is extraordinarily close.
But there are some wild cards ahead of the Nov. 6 vote.
Coming Friday is one last jobs report before Election Day. And there's also that big storm threatening the East Coast -- and it could affect campaign schedules and early voting.
Democrats claim math is on the president's side. Republicans insist Romney's got the momentum.
The campaigns are scrambling to tweak schedules, shift manpower and pump millions of more dollars into TV ads in the nine states that will determine the outcome.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling for more partisan cooperation in Washington as he rallies supporters in Florida.
Romney says this is not a time to divide the country or demonize political opponents, but to, quote, "build bridges" to the other party.
The comments came before thousands of supporters who packed the Pensacola Civic Center. It's the first of three stops Romney planned for Florida Saturday.
Romney's been toning down conservative rhetoric as he courts women and independents as Election Day looms.
But the moderate tone did not last long.
Romney said that Obama is "shrinking from the magnitude of the times" by focusing on "small things." He also said that the president has shrunk from the promises he made as a candidate.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is seeking to win over voters in low-tax New Hampshire by criticizing Mitt Romney for raising taxes and fees when he was governor of neighboring Massachusetts.
Obama says Romney is making "a lot of last-minute promises." But he says the policies the Republican is pushing are the same ones the Democratic campaign contends hurt the middle class in Massachusetts.
The president says Romney even tried to raise fees in Massachusetts on getting a birth certificate, "which would have been expensive for me." It was a veiled reference those who have incorrectly claimed Obama was born outside the United States.
Obama spoke to about 8,500 people at an outdoor rally on an unseasonably warm October day in New England.
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) -- Paul Ryan has begun a two-day swing through Ohio by saying this is an election about how to solve America's serious problems and President Barack Obama hasn't made the case that he deserves a second term.
The Republican vice presidential nominee told a crowd at Gradall Industries in New Philadelphia, Ohio, that "we cannot afford four more years like these last four years and we don't have to."
Gradall makes excavators and other industrial equipment.
With the Nov. 6 election fast approaching, Ryan says Obama "can't run on his record" because his agenda has failed to revive the economy.
Ryan says the country "needs someone who knows how to create jobs. That is Mitt Romney."
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are fleeing from their record to appear more moderate than they are.
Biden says the GOP ticket has backtracked on issues, ranging from a GOP budget he says would slash Medicare to a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014.
Biden said Romney and Ryan "are counting on the American people to have an overwhelming case of amnesia."
President Barack Obama has ridiculed Romney's apparent flip-flops as "Romnesia," which a boisterous crowd of 1,500 repeated.
Biden began his speech by praising Senate candidate and former Virginia governor Tim Kaine, then adding "I'm a big Tom Kaine fan."
Romney spokesman Ryan Williams says Biden forgot Kaine's name "and he wants voters to forget about President Obama's failed economic policies."
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