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Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown a campaign stop with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Watertown, Mass., on Oct. 24, 2012.

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Sen. Scott Brown a campaign stop with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Watertown, Mass., on Oct. 24, 2012.

Senate Republicans Send $1.5 Mln to Massachusetts in Aid of Scott Brown

The campaign arm of the Senate Republicans sent $1.53 million last month to its party organization in Massachusetts, where Sen. Scott Brown is in a close race with Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. It was the single largest transfer from the...

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Schumer: $1 Million for Senate Dems

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a leading Democratic campaign strategist and fundraiser, donated $1 million in campaign funds last month to his party’s effort to defend its Senate majority in the Nov. 6 election. Schumer transferred the money Sept....

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A "welcome to Las Vegas" sign inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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A "welcome to Las Vegas" sign inside the MGM Resorts International casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas, Denver See Most TV Ads in Record Presidential Campaign Run

In Las Vegas, presidential campaign advertising has been as ubiquitous as the gaudy neon on the Strip. A study out today by the Wesleyan Media Project at Wesleyan University found that the presidential campaigns and their allies aired 8,057 ads...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Early Ohio Voting a Boon — Five-Point State Lead in Time Poll

While President Barack Obama is virtually tied with Republican Mitt Romney in some Ohio polls, he holds a commanding lead among early voters in one new survey today. Among Ohioans who have not yet voted, the candidates are in a...

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Mitt Romney arrives to speak at an election campaign rally at the Reno Event Center in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 24, 2012.

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Mitt Romney arrives to speak at an election campaign rally at the Reno Event Center in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 24, 2012.

Obama Wins, `We Go Over the Cliff’ — Romney Campaign’s Message

Mitt Romney has a warning for voters worried about the economy under President Barack Obama: Things can get worse. Seeking to maintain its recent surge of momentum in the race, Romney’s campaign today began issuing a series of dire economic...

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President Barack Obama, left, with former President Bill Clinton during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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President Barack Obama, left, with former President Bill Clinton during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Clinton on Obama: `Sound Familiar?’

The “secretary of explaining stuff,” as President Barack Obama has called former President Bill Clinton since their party’s convention in Charlotte, appears in another TV ad in the closing two weeks of the 2012 campaign. Clinton is comparing his vision...

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President Barack Obama jogs up the stairs of the stage as he arrives at a campaign event at Veteran's Memorial Park, on Oct. 18, 2012, in Manchester, N.H.

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President Barack Obama jogs up the stairs of the stage as he arrives at a campaign event at Veteran's Memorial Park, on Oct. 18, 2012, in Manchester, N.H.

Obama’s Two-Day `Extravaganza’ — With a Stop at Jay Leno’s

And so begins what President Barack Obama has dubbed the two-day “fly-around, campaign marathon extravaganza.” Obama launched his final sprint to Election Day with an eight-state blitz across the country, stopping for rallies, meet-and-greets with supporters and an appearance on...

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

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George Allan, who is running for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats, speaks at a campaign rally with Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan in Manassas, Virginia.

Adelson Donates $1.5 Million to Virginia Super-PAC Helping Allen

Sheldon Adelson has cut another seven-figure check, this time to a super-political action committee aiding Republican George Allen in Virginia’s competitive Senate race. The billionaire casino executive gave $1.5 million on Oct. 12 to Independence Virginia PAC, which is helping...

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Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Clint Talks to Camera, Not an Empty Chair, in Ad for Romney

He’s given dozens of memorable performances on film. Plus one now infamous performance talking to an empty chair. Now Clint Eastwood is appearing in an ad supporting Mitt Romney. Scheduled to begin running today in several battleground states including Virginia...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, center, campaigns with Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, right, in Waterbury, Conn., on Oct. 22, 2012.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, center, campaigns with Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, right, in Waterbury, Conn., on Oct. 22, 2012.

McMahon on Mat? — Poll Countdown

Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic nominee for Connecticut’s open Senate seat, is pulling away from his Republican challenger, Linda McMahon, the former chief executive officer and founder of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Murphy led McMahon,...

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