In Swing States, Military Veterans' Concerns Loom Large

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By Thomas Beaumont


NORFOLK, Va. -- The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common -- a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns.

In a White House campaign this hard-fought, no interest group can be ignored. But veterans are an especially prized group since so many live in battleground states -- including Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia.