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Rep. Van Hollen: Romney campaign auto industry ads 'a sign of their desperation'

As the countdown to election day continues, Obama surrogate Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) says that the campaign is focused on energizing voters and making sure that people get out to the polls.

The Maryland Democrat sits down with the Starting Point team today to discuss voter enthusiasm and the campaign's last minute efforts to garner votes.

"The fact that you have the Romney campaign running these deceptive ads on the auto industry, so deceptive that the folks at GM and Chrysler had to call them on it, is a sign of their desperation," Van Hollen says.

Van Hollen also discusses Obama support among white voters in Midwestern states and responds to Paul Ryan's declaration that the president's  policies "threaten Judeo-Christian values."

"This is coming from a ticket that wrote off 47 percent of the American electorate," Van Hollen says.  "It's also coming from the author of the Republican budget that Catholic bishops said did not meet the moral criteria that they had set. A very harsh budget that provided big tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans people at the expense of entire rest of the country.”

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