Nightly News | November 05, 2012
>>> as we said at the top of our first half hour tonight, if you want to find out what is important to win this this election, trace the itineraries of the campaign in the last 24 hours , today, they basically crossed while on the ground, while on the taxi way, and in the air because they don't call them battleground states for nothing. mitt romney barnstorming through four states today, florida , ohio, virginia and iowa, making his argumentarguments.
>> this is a campaign about america, their children, we ask you to stay all the way until we win tomorrow night, we got to have your vote.
>> reporter: and for his part, president obama was shoring up what his campaign has optimistically called his midwestern firewall, and in wisconsin and iowa, making his final appeal.
>> you know where i stand, you know i tell the truth. and you know i will fight for you and your family every single day, as hard as i know how.
>> reporter: now, here is what we have done tonight, we have deployed our team across all that territory and will swing through some of the swing states tonight, beginning with mark potter in tampa, florida , good evening.
>> reporter: good evening to you, brian, florida is a political prize with the 29 electoral votes , making it a rich, diverse state, making it a political bellweather for much of the country. today, many voted after sometimes waiting in long lines. early voting at the polls ended saturday officially, but many still lined up today to fill out absentee ballots. today, governor romney was near orlando, florida , yesterday, president obama was in south florida . both are trying to energize their bases and engage the independents here, who are particularly strong in central florida , the democrats say they have the better ground game. the republicans say they have a stronger economic message here in a state hit hard by unemployment and foreclosures.
>> mark potter , in florida , and