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Obama visiting New Hampshire again to shore up his political support with an eye on fall vote
WASHINGTON (AP) ' President Barack Obama is turning his political sights on New Hampshire, the small but strategically important general election battleground where his campaign hopes to shore up voter support.
Though Obama easily carried New Hampshire in 2008, the president and his surrogates have paid particular political attention to the state in recent months. Democrats have been warily following New Hampshire's sharp shift to the right since the 2010 midterm elections.
Obama is expected to promote his efforts to boost domestic energy production in a speech Thursday in Nashua, N.H.
The trip marks the president's second visit to the state in about three months. Vice President Joe Biden has been a frequent visitor to New Hampshire, and first lady Michelle Obama held a conference call with campaign volunteers Wednesday.