After raucous charity dinner, Trump and Clinton head to battlegrounds

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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S. October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2PXMR

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JUDY WOODRUFF: The presidential campaigns focused on states most up for grabs today, with Republican Donald Trump promising no regrets in the remaining weeks of his campaign.

It was a battle of the battleground states today.

DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee: In 18 days, we’re going to win the state of North Carolina.

HILLARY CLINTON (D), Presidential Nominee: Hello, Cleveland!

JUDY WOODRUFF: Donald Trump campaigned in the Tar Heel State, where he went after Hillary Clinton for a paid speech she made to a Brazilian bank. It was revealed through hacked e-mails.

DONALD TRUMP: Speaking in secret to a foreign bank, Hillary Clinton said her dream is for totally open trade. There goes your business. And open borders. There goes your country. There goes your country.

(BOOING)

DONALD TRUMP: Oh, we love WikiLeaks.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Then he was off to Pennsylvania for two more rallies.

Clinton’s battleground stop was in neighboring Ohio, in Cleveland.

HILLARY CLINTON: On Wednesday night, Donald Trump did something no other presidential nominee has ever done. He refused to say that he would respect the results of this election.

(BOOING)

HILLARY CLINTON: Now, make no mistake. By doing that, he is threatening our democracy.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Last night, the rivals sat practically side-by-side, at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner in New York. The fund-raiser for Catholic charities is traditionally a place for political roasts. Neither candidate held their punches, and one was booed.

DONALD TRUMP: We have learned so much from WikiLeaks. For example, Hillary believes that it is vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private.

(BOOING)

HILLARY CLINTON: Donald wanted me drug tested before last night’s debate.

(LAUGHTER)

HILLARY CLINTON: And, look, I got to tell you, I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some sort of performance enhancer.

(LAUGHTER)

HILLARY CLINTON: Now, actually I did. It’s called preparation.

JUDY WOODRUFF: The Clinton campaign, out with an ad featuring Khizr Khan, a Muslim-American whose son died while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq.

KHIZR KHAN, Father of Killed U.S. Soldier: I want to ask Mr. Trump, would my son have a place in your America?

JUDY WOODRUFF: The ad will air in key battleground states.

In New Hampshire, where Trump is lagging, conservatives turned their focus to the Senate.

NARRATOR: No matter who the next president is, New Hampshire needs a strong voice in the U.S. Senate. That senator, Kelly Ayotte.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Ayotte faces a difficult reelection bid, and hers is one the tossup seats that could determine control of the Senate in just 18 days.

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