(CNN) - With 11 days before Election day, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivers an economic speech in Ames, Iowa on Friday, then flies back to Ohio for a joint rally with his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.
President Barack Obama spends the day in Washington, D.C., where he takes part in 10 media interviews, including an appearance on MTV.
See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is CNN Chief National Correspondent John King's seventh campaign. King is traveling through battleground states, where the election will be decided, to find the voters who will determine whether President Barack Obama gets a second term or if the country needs the change in direction that Mitt Romney represents.
Dumfries, Virginia (CNN) – Retiree Robert Stevens says he often turns off the television when the attack ads appear, and he hangs up the phone when it's a presidential campaign calling.
(CNN) – Tied with his Republican contender Mitt Romney in Colorado, and possessing only a slight advantage in Nevada, President Obama is pushing to lock up the last few undecided voters with just 11 days before the election.
Having just completed his “America Forward” tour, which landed Obama in six of nine key swing states, the president will participate in 10 interviews Friday that will air in seven of the battleground states.
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CNN: Va. congressmen seek probe of trashed voter registration forms
The Justice Department on Thursday was reviewing a request from Virginia Democratic lawmakers to launch an inquiry into a firm that hired a worker who allegedly destroyed voter registration applications. Congressmen Jim Moran, Bobby Scott and Gerry Connolly on Wednesday asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate a Republican-hired firm, Pinpoint, amid allegations of voter fraud.
CNN: Sununu cites race as factor for Powell’s Obama endorsement
John Sununu, a top surrogate for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Thursday that Colin Powell’s repeat endorsement of President Barack Obama could be explained partly by the two men’s shared race. Speaking on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Sununu downplayed the importance of the former secretary of state’s endorsement, pointing to the support Romney’s received from former President George H.W. Bush. He went on to explain that Powell’s endorsement of Obama didn’t rely solely on the political issues at hand.