Obama and Romney look to lure senior vote

US presidential candidates seek key support from elderly voters who were hit hard by financial crisis.

    The financial crisis in the United States forced years of retirement savings to be wiped out and sent house prices plummeting.

    More seniors are now helping their unemployed adult children and even paying for their grandchildren’s education.

    Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds looks at the issues that are likely to sway the senior vote in the upcoming presidential election.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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