Nov. 2 - After a storm-induced pause, both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail in a final push for votes. Sunita Rappai reports.
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After a storm-induced pause, U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail in Boulder, Colorado - in the final stretch of the Battle for the White House.
Obama told cheering crowds that Superstorm Sandy, though one of the worst storms in memory, had brought out the best in the American people.
And he reminded the audience that he's still the candidate for change.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING:
"And that's why I know what real change looks like, because I fought for it, I've got the scars to prove it.I've got gray hair to show for it."
Meanwhile his Republican challenger Mitt Romney was back on the attack in Doswell, Viginia - where he told the crowds HE's the one who represents change.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE MITT ROMNEY SAYING:
"I don't believe status quo is the right course for America, I believe that America finally needs real change. It was promised and we are going to give it to the American people."
With just five days left until Tuesday's election, some polls show the race is essentially deadlocked.
Both Obama and Romney are expected to spend the final days before November 6 campaiging in eight crucial swing states, which will likely decide the final outcome.