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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -
Alabama Republicans are taking the presidential battle to several battleground states. More than two hundred have joined the cause, and they're looking for more volunteers.
They will be traveling by bus to four key states-Ohio, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina-where polls show tight races between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
5th District Congressman Mo Brooks talked about the plans Tuesday morning at the Madison County/Limestone County Republican Headquarters in Madison. The group, called the Alabama Battleground Patriots will be put to work by the Romney campaign in each of the states. Brooks said there is no doubt the former Massachusetts governor will win Alabama, so the volunteers will try to make a difference where the election hangs in the balance.
"This is in response to people in the state of Alabama who want to be able to help make sure that we don't suffer another four years under Barack Obama as we have the past four years," said Congressman Brooks.
Political analysts say Romney almost has to win three of those four states to take the White House.
"It all comes down math in the electoral college, and we need to make certain Governor Romney gets the 270 electoral votes before Barack Obama gets there. And he can do that very easily by winning Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia," said T.J. Maloney, the Executive Director of the Alabama GOP.
Congressman Brooks will lead a bus load of about seventy volunteers into Dayton, Ohio for a trip starting October 24 and will return on October 29. The trips to the other three states are from October 21-27.