Mitt Romney is scheduled to be in Iowa today for the first time since the GOP caucuses to talk about the federal deficit.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama intends to run a lengthy TV ad here cracking him on the head for killing jobs.

The moves set the stage for a duel by the two leading candidates over their economic records — and Iowa is a main arena for the battle.

That refocuses the campaigns on the expected main issue of the election, following a week in which social issues, including same-sex marriage and bullying, outshone the rest of the presidential campaign news.

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