RENO, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are trying to move past the highly charged gay marriage issue and refocus the presidential campaign on Americans' top concern, the economy.
They are campaigning Friday in two states considered critical in the November election. Obama planned to promote policies to help homeowners avoid foreclosure in hard-hit Nevada. Romney talked about jobs in North Carolina. The appearances are more evidence that both view the nation's sluggish economic recovery as the key issue of the campaign.
Still, Romney will confront social issues anew when he speaks to Christian conservatives at Liberty University in Virginia on Saturday. He plans to tell them that "the best cultural assets are values."
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