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Obama takes late lead in Florida

12:41 AM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama is clinging to a slim lead in the swing state of Florida with 95 percent of the vote counted.

Obama and Republican Mitt Romney have each fought hard in Florida.

With nearly 8 million votes tallied, the candidates were separated by about 50,000 votes. They had been trading leads throughout the night.

The state has 29 electoral votes up for grabs - the most of any swing state.

There are about 12 million registered voters in Florida.

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