Latest battles between Republicans and White House including student loan interest rates

POSTED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 5:34pm

In the race for the White House, with the primary phase over, Mitt Romney is getting more help from big named Republicans who have stayed out of the fight until now.

Suddenly, it's not just Obama versus Romney; the Republican team is jumping in.

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, attacked the President flying Air Force One to push low rates on student loans.

"To travel to three battle-ground states and go to three large college campuses on taxpayer's money, to try and make this a political issue is pathetic," said Boehner.

Boehner called it a fake fight. He said Republicans also want the keep student loan rates low. Senate Republicans on Thursday, pushed a bill to help women, paying for the testing of 400-thousand rape kits

The fight for women voters is intense.

The Obama team campaign is not new. Vice President Biden had a new slogan on Thursday.

"Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive," the Vice President said.

White House Spokesman Jay Carney said the student loan fight is not a fake fight, but a real one that Republicans lost.

"We know what their position was, we are glad they changed it. And they changed it, in large part, because the President took his argument out to the country," said Carney.

It's a reminder of what will be most important in the 2012 campaign, but both sides agree, it'll mostly be a fight between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

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