Monday in politics: Last-minute quest for voters on Election Day eve, and more

Phil Pruitt
November 5, 2012

It's Election Day eve. The last full day of campaigning for the White House. It seems like it has gone on forever — will go on forever — but this really is it. That's for certain. No more campaigning.

The other thing that appears to be certain, the race is too close to call. Four major national polls out Sunday showed the presidential race is a virtual tie.

Where will the candidates be on this wrap-up day?

President Barack Obama will campaign in Wisconsin, Ohio and Iowa, and he'll be joined by Bruce Springsteen for all three stops, plus Jay-Z will join in for the Ohio stop. And first lady Michelle Obama, after campaigning earlier in the day in North Carolina and Florida, will rendezvous with the president for the Iowa event. While Obama is focusing on the Midwest, Vice President Joe Biden will attend events in Virginia.

Republican nominee Mitt Romney will hit Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire on Monday. He'll be joined by The Marshall Tucker Band in Ohio, and Kid Rock will be with him in New Hampshire, the state where Romney launched his campaign June 2, 2011. Ann Romney also will be at the New Hampshire rally.

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Romney running mate Paul Ryan will do last-minute stumping in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio, which he has described as the "battleground of all battlegrounds." He might have a point. No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio.

Former President Bill Clinton isn't finished campaigning, either. He'll be speaking for Obama on Monday at stops in Pennsylvania.

It's also important to note that voters are making decisions on all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, one third of the U.S. Senate and 11 governors.

And then there is this, for a bit of presidential history: Today is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson being elected U.S. president.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press