January 10, 2008 in Nation/World

Romney pulling ads from S.C., Fla.

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Mitt Romney makes a phone call at a fundraiser in Boston on Wednesday.
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has decided to pull his advertising from South Carolina and Florida in a sign of trouble for a campaign that needs a win.

“We feel the best strategy is to focus our paid messaging in Michigan,” Romney spokesman Kevin Madden said Wednesday.

The decision comes on the heels of back-to-back second-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Las Vegas

Culinary workers backing Obama

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has won the support of the 60,000-member Culinary Workers Union in Nevada, a coup for the Democrat that could boost his candidacy against Hillary Rodham Clinton in the state’s nominating contest.

Leaders of the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 announced the endorsement Wednesday, the day after Obama narrowly lost the New Hampshire primary to Clinton.

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