Obama Campaigns in Seattle as Election Nears

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President Obama continues his campaign tour to Seattle on Thursday. It's one of several stops where he's stumping for candidates in danger of losing to Republicans on November 2.

He's likely to bring the same message to the Evergreen State that he has been proclaiming for weeks leading up to Election Day: Do you want to stick with progress or return to failure?

The president continues to refer to the fate of big items Congress already has passed like health care and Wall Street reform and promises not yet kept, including deficit reduction and immigration.

"We don't want them rolling back health reform, so insurance companies can deny you coverage because you're sick. We don't want them rolling back Wall Street reform, so now credit card companies can go back to hitting you with hidden fees and penalties," Obama said Wednesday night at a noisy indoor rally in Portland, Ore., for gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber. "We have tried that before and we're not going back."

However, time is running out for the Democrats. A new poll shows the GOP is more than holding its own among likely voters. And that fact has the president traveling 7,200 miles to campaign for Washington state U.S. Senator Patty Murray, California's Barbara Boxer, and Nevada's Harry Reid.

The senate race is also a close one in Pennsylvania. Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey squared off in a heated debate on Wednesday.

Sestak attacked Toomey's record as a business owner and job creator.

"Let's set aside the fact that when you, Congressman Toomey, invested in a small business here in Pennsylvania, you were working in China for a Chinese billionaire," he said.

"It's almost amusing that Joe is willing to mischaracterize my small business," Toomey responded. My brothers and I and the hundreds of people that I helped employ know very well that I was very actively involved in this business."

"That's why I understand the way that policies that Joe's advocating are killing jobs," he continued, "and the kind of policies that we need.

Polls show the race is in a dead heat less than two weeks before voters head to the polls.

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