DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado will play a key role in this year’s presidential election as it’s one of a few battleground states.

There are many polls as well as feedback from analysts that suggest women will decide this year’s presidential election. Both candidates have been targeting female voters.

On Saturday the female chair of the Democrat National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, talked to women at Regis University about what she says is a clear choice.

Wasserman Schultz and Fair Pay advocate Lily Ledbetter highlighted what they say are Obama’s victories. They say Obama is a strong advocate for women and that he has proven and will continue to prove that he is a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families.

“We want to make sure that Coloradans understand the two pacts and the two visions that have been laid out over the next 80 days. We have an opportunity to fight for the middle class and working families, create jobs and get this economy turned around, and move our economy forward,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Or go with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s view that we should give more and more tax breaks to the wealthy, have the middle class pay for those tax breaks and take us back to the failed policies of the past.”

Outside of the university members of Colorado’s GOP say Wasserman Schultz is masking the president’s failed agenda. They listened to clips from past interviews with the congresswoman.

The GOP says the visit comes on the heels of more economic bad news.

“The Democrats in both Congress as well as President Obama are hurting Colorado and hurting women in particular, and so the realities just don’t match up with the rhetoric and the dishonest campaign tactics that the Democrat party continues to push,” said Ryan Call, Colorado Republican Party Chair.

The common thread is the importance of women in this year’s presidential election. Some analysts say it will be female voters who will tip the scale in the direction of either Romney or Obama. A great deal of campaigning efforts is now directed toward suburban women, especially in battleground states like Colorado.


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