PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — History would suggest that winning Pennsylvania in Tuesday’s Presidential Election is an uphill climb for Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
However, his campaign suggests there’s a growing GOP momentum in the Keystone State.
Romney is planning an Election Day stop at Pittsburgh International Airport, noting the importance of getting his message out right up until the polls close.
For both Romney and President Barack Obama, it was a last-minute charge – barreling through a handful of states on Monday that could become decisive battlegrounds.
The most fiercely contested is Ohio, the one state that held rallies for both candidates on Monday.
“There’s anyone who wonders whether better jobs and better pay checks are a thing of the past; I have a clear and unequivocal message, with the right leadership, America is about to come roaring back,” Romney said.
“We’ve made progress these last four years, but the reason we’re all gathered here – in addition to listening to Bruce [Springsteen] – is because we know we’ve got more work to do,” said the President during one of his campaign stops.
Meanwhile, Obama got some help from former President Bill Clinton, who spoke in front of 6,000 supporters in Pittsburgh’s Market Square.
Obama visited a total of three states on Monday and Romney was in four.
Elections officials in Pennsylvania, meanwhile, announced that all polling places throughout the state will be open on Tuesday as power has been restored after Hurricane Sandy.