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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2012 file photo, shipyard workers watch as the lower bow section of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is lowered into position at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., due to be delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2015. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are dueling over the size of government and defense cuts, pouring tens of millions of dollars into this crucial battleground, a state where military spending adds enormous sums to the local economy. The winner will claim Virginiaís 13 critical electoral votes - and most likely, better odds for capturing the White House. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)