President Barack Obama came back to Colorado Sunday night to give the battleground state one final push in Aurora, with a little help from Dave Matthews, who performed beforehand.
"The race could come down to you," Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) told the crowd before the president took the stage for his last campaign rally in the state.
The president was scheduled to speak in Aurora at 10:25 p.m. but got a late start leaving a rally in Ohio where he had been campaigning earlier.
"Colorado, you ready to vote? I know a lot of you already voted," President Obama told a cheering crowd of 20,000 supporters who braved 36-degree temperatures.
It was President Obama's 13th visit to Colorado this year, and not all of those had been purely campaign-based. In June, the president visited with residents who lost their homes in the most destructive fire in the state's history, the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Just a month later, President Obama was back in Colorado visiting with survivors and families who had lost loved ones in the Aurora theater shooting.
"Unfortunately, the people of this town understand what it is to grieve more than most because of that horrible shooting,” the president said. “Just as you begin to heal as a community, we’re going to help our friends on the East Coast heal as well. We’re going to walk with the people whose lives have been upended, those who have lost loved ones. We’re going to walk with them every step of the way on the hard road ahead because that’s what we do as Americans."
As of Monday morning, polls show the president edging out a lead though the race has gotten tighter.
He also criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for his inconsistencies.
"Changing the facts when they're not convenient to your own campaign, well that's not change," President Obama said.
He asked Colorado for their vote, saying, "You may not agree with every decision I've made, but Michelle doesn't either.
"You may be frustrated sometimes by the pace of change," he said. "Guess what? So am I."
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