RICHMOND, Va. —
The controversy over Libya flared as both Romney and Obama looked ahead to their second debate, set for next Tuesday in Hempstead, N.Y.
After being accused by some Democrats of failing to prepare adequately for last week’s encounter, Obama arranged for several days of rehearsals in Williamsburg, Va.
Romney was flying home to Massachusetts on Saturday so he, too, could get ready for an event likely to be watched by a television audience measured in the tens of millions.
The two men will hold their third and final debate on Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Fla.
Espo reported from Washington. Associated Press writers John Flesher in Hudsonville, Mich., Michael Blood in Los Angeles, and Matthew Daly in LaCrosse, Wis. contributed to this report.