July 13th, 2012
05:10 PM ET

Obama says GOP tax stance contrary to mantra

Virginia Beach, Virginia (CNN) – Once again setting up this election as a battle between "different visions" for the future of America, President Barack Obama took his campaign to Virginia on Friday and questioned Republicans' commitment to one of their central campaign themes.

Repeating his pledge to let lower tax rates for upper-income workers expire at the end of the year, the president said that his opponents' disagreement means they're not determined to reduce the nation's deficit.


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POTUS visits the Commonwealth of Virginia
July 13th, 2012
11:12 AM ET

POTUS visits the Commonwealth of Virginia

The President spends Friday the 13th campaigning in the Commonwealth of Virginia where the latest polling shows he has a slight lead over Republican Candidate Mitt Romney among registered voters. As of early June, Obama was the choice of 47% of Virginians, while 42% favored Romney. The two day tour called a Vision for Virginia’s Middle Class by the campaign includes stops in Virginia Beach, Hampton and Roanoke. At the President’s first stop in Virginia Beach, he will focus among other things on his plan to extend the middle class tax cut that expires at the end of the year.

Full schedule after the jump