NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Ahead of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama brought some “Fire and Rain” to New Hampshire, where he was joined by singer James Taylor at a rally in Nashua.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Speaking to about 8,500 people, Obama noted the event’s close proximity to Massachusetts, and criticized rival Mitt Romney for raising fees that hurt middle class families as governor there. In a veiled reference to those who’ve questioned his citizenship, Obama joked that Romney even made it more expensive to get a copy of a birth certificate, saying that would’ve been expensive for him.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu talks to James Taylor

It was Obama’s sixth visit this year to New Hampshire, which considered a key swing state in the Nov. 6 election. Romney is expected back in the state Tuesday, though stormy weather could alter those schedules.

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