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Details of Obama's Albuquerque visit


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is emphasizing the choice voters will have between the parties this fall, saying Republicans will reverse the progress he's made on issues such as education reform and student aid.

Looking to energize dispirited Democrats five weeks ahead of midterm elections, Obama addressed a small group of New Mexico voters in the front yard of an Albuquerque family's home today. He suggested they think about education when they head to the polls in November.

Obama asked the group to consider "who's going to prioritize" young people and make sure they have the skills the need to succeed? He argued that Republicans would cut education spending to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

Obama next heads to a rally at the University of Wisconsin in Madison this evening. He'll warn young voters that the "hope and change" they embraced two years ago is at risk if Republicans sweep the midterm elections.

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