Obama Zeroes In on Women

    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20:  U.S. President Barack Obama visits the first lady Michelle Obama and the Kids' "State Dinner" luncheon event at the East Room of the White House August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Fifty-four kids representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia, ages 8-12 and winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to create a healthy, affordable and tasty lunchtime recipe with nutritional guidelines set by the Agriculture Department, were invited to participate in the event.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    Republican women: the Obama campaign is coming for you. In a new video, the campaign features a number of women speaking about leaving the GOP, citing the party’s views on abortion. On Saturday, the Democrats are planning an event in Las Vegas called “Women Vote 2012 Summit.” Next week, Democratic congresswomen and Obama backers will launch a multi-state tour called “Romney/Ryan: Wrong For Women.” Meanwhile, Romney’s camp announced last week a “Women for Mitt” coalition to entice female voters. Republicans this week are trying to distance themselves from the controversial comments on rape and pregnancy made by Senate candidate Todd Akin.

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