Obama beats Romney in Conn. for 7 electoral votes

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 6:20 p.m. MST

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Just two days from the finish, Obama's campaign is mobilizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory, as Republican Mitt Romney makes a late play for votes in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama has won Connecticut's seven electoral votes, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a state where registered Democrats heavily outnumber registered GOP voters.

Connecticut never appeared to be in doubt for Obama, who beat John McCain by a 23-point margin in 2008. The president did have to win over a large number of unaffiliated voters, who comprise the state's largest voting bloc.

Obama and Romney both attended fundraisers in the state over the past year, as did their running mates, but neither candidate held public campaign rallies. Obama also appeared in campaign ads that began running last weekend for Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy in his contentious race against Republican Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate.

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