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Dems: Obama could lose, donors better get moving


According to a growing chorus of once-confident Democrats, President Barack Obama could lose the November election.

The hand-wringing reflects real worries among Democrats about Obama's ability to beat Republican rival Mitt Romney, who has so far proven to be a stronger candidate than many expected. But it's also a political strategy aimed at rallying major donors. Party operatives believe they have been too complacent.

Interviews with a dozen Democratic strategists across the country show an increased sense of urgency among Obama backers. It follows a troubling two weeks for the president, including a dismal report on the nation's unemployment picture, a Democratic defeat in the Wisconsin governor recall election and an impressive fundraising month for Romney and Republicans.

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