Both sides in the race for the White House are covering some familiar ground.

On Wednesday, Republicans continued a coordinated effort to pin the nation’s debt on President Obama.

And Democrats described Mitt Romney as out of touch with the financial problems of most Americans.

In the battleground state of Florida, Romney told a crowd in St. Petersburg, “I’m concerned about the debt. I’m concerned about the spending.”

Standing in front of a ticking debt clock, Romney argued that Washington’s out-of-control spending, and what he calls Mr. Obama’s failure to curb it, are responsible for the nation’s debt.

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