Romney, Obama to hold Denver rallies around debate

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DENVER – Both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will hold rallies with supporters here around next Wednesday’s first presidential debate at the University of Denver.

Romney is set to rally supporters at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Lowry at 7:15 p.m. Monday night.

Obama will hold a rally next Thursday morning in Denver, just hours after the debate, his campaign announced Thursday afternoon, although the details have yet to be released.

The debate is widely seen as a do-or-die moment for Romney, who is losing ground in national and swing state polls and running out of time to change the trajectory of the race for the White House.

Romney has spent months preparing for the debate; and while both sides are downplaying expectations, analysts agree that there’s more on the line for Romney, who may need a decisive victory to save his campaign.

Romney last rallied supporters in Colorado on Sunday and Monday when he held rallies in Jefferson County and Pueblo, respectively.