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Romney Campaign Pulls 2 Key Staffers From N.M.

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File photo of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the latest sign that Republicans are failing to gain traction in New Mexico, the Romney campaign is moving two of its key staffers out of the state.

Republican Party spokeswoman Jamie Dickerson confirms the campaign’s Hispanic outreach director and the communications director are among those being moved as part of a shift in campaign resources.

Dickerson emphasizes, however, that all of the state campaign offices will remain open and staffed through the election.

While New Mexico early in the campaign was considered a battleground state for national races, the Republican National Committee recently pulled $3 million in television ad time it had reserved on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson.

And a recent poll commissioned for the Albuquerque Journal showed Obama leading Romney 45 percent to 40 percent, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percent.

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