Posted in Politics, Posted: Tue, April 24 2012 at 11:35 PM, Updated: Tue, April 24 2012 at 11:44 PM
Voters are headed to the polls today in five primary states, and Mitt Romney is looking to lock up the Republican nomination.
President Obama, meanwhile, was in North Carolina, reaching out to the young voters he needs for reelection.
Mr. Obama is urging college students to pressure Congress to keep federal student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st.
The president is trying to close his enthusiasm gap with young voters, a vulnerability now under attack by Romney.
Romney's pushing for the student loan extension, too, but his campaign says what students really want is jobs to pay off those loans.
While Romney's focusing on the president, he's looking to put away Newt Gingrich, who's making what looks like a last stand in Delaware.
Gingrich has admitted that he'll "reassess" his campaign after today's vote.
The latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll shows President Obama is leading Romney among younger voters.
The president's challenge now is getting young people excited enough to go to the polls in November.