Health Care Battlegrounds

July 6, 2012 - 6:40 PM
FILE - In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney say the Supreme Court’s decision last week upholding the president’s health care law gives them each advantages in the roughly dozen of states they are contesting most aggressively. Obama’s team says the decision has swelled the ranks -- by the thousands -- of campaign volunteers in states he won in 2008 and hopes to again to seal his re-election. Romney is claiming success using the ruling as a fundraising tool, saying thousands of small contributions have poured in from across the battleground map as the law’s opponents have seized on Romney as a last hope to repeal it. Both say the groundswell is on their side, and could make the difference in winning and losing. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)