The US President Barack Obama and Republican foe Mitt Romney Saturday power into a final weekend of campaigning before handing their fates to voters after a bitter, grueling White House race.
The rivals will chase one another through the battleground states that will decide Tuesday's election, with Obama seeking to solidify his Midwestern line of defense, while Romney seeks an eleventh hour breakthrough.
Obama will campaign in Ohio, the possible tipping point state, before heading to Wisconsin and Iowa, his trio of "firewall" battlegrounds ahead of a late night rally in Virginia, where he still hopes for an insurance win.
Romney, fresh from the biggest rally of his campaign, which drew around 18,000 people on a cold night in West Chester, Ohio, Friday will travel to New Hampshire, Iowa and Colorado.
In a show of close combat on the last weekend of the campaign, both candidates will be in the eastern Iowa town of Dubuque, within hours of one another.
Romney warmed up for the frenzied last weekend with a huge rally in Ohio, bringing together his former primary rivals Rick Santorum and Rick Perry, along with Obama's 2008 rival John McCain.
After several weeks of polls suggesting a neck-and-neck race, there were new signs that Obama's position, as he seeks a second term, may be solidifying.
The candidate that wins the White House will need to mass 270 electoral votes on the state-by-state map.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by moqawama.org