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Obama, Romney focus on key states for final campaign lap

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

With the outcome here seemingly never in doubt, Illinoisans wishing to make a difference in this election, have had to focus their energy on other states. Republicans and Democrats have sent busloads of volunteers to swing states such as Wisconsin and Iowa, putting others to work right here calling those places on the phone.

SEE: Obama slightly ahead of Romney in polls day before Election Day

Jennifer Hall was among dozens of volunteers calling voters in Iowa today from a 5th floor phone bank in The Loop. Others here called Wisconsin, while the campaign packed dozens more onto buses to knock on doors in the Dairy State.

Their boss visited both those swing states Monday, accompanied by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen wasn't the only performer helping the President attract a crowd. Jay Z joined him, too.

Republicans noted that, despite the star power, the President's crowds seemed smaller and less enthusiastic than four years ago, while they said Mitt Romney's were filled with energy.

The Republican nominee's closing message in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire focused on the future.

" Tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow....your work is making a difference," Romney said to the crowds.

Romney supporters tried to frame final questions for the President about the American ambassador and others killed in Benghazi and his handling of the economy. He and his allies countered that Romney had been dishonest about the auto industry bailout and Obamacare.

"It's not just about policies. It's also about trust," President Obama said. "You may be frustrated at the pace of change. I promise you so am I sometimes. But you know I say what I mean and I mean what I say."

Hundreds worked late into the night at the Obama Campaign's national headquarters this evening.

"The President has got a small but important lead in just about every battleground state across the country. And where he's not leading, we're tied," explains National Press Secretary Ben LaBolt.

Romney says that sets the stage for their more enthusiastic voters to win and that they are going to outvote the Democrats.

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