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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13th.

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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on September 13th.

Romney Attack: Defense Job Cuts

One-third of the Romney campaign’s 16 new state-by-state targeted ads focus on sequestration’s impact on defense spending, notes Kantar Media’s CMAG. The state-specific ads are running in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. The campaign has spent $402,770 to...

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Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp.

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Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive officer of News Corp.

Murdoch Tweets Praise Dems’ Convention, Offer Advice to Romney

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is active in the twittersphere this morning — with his thoughts on which campaign won the weeks of the conventions: ”Retrospect; Conventions mixed but net big win for democrats. Michelle O and Clinton the big stars....

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Todd Akin arrives to give a victory speech at his campaign party at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles, Mo., in this file photo.

Photograph by Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo

Todd Akin arrives to give a victory speech at his campaign party at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles, Mo., in this file photo.

Akin’s Apology Ad Racks Up Views, If Not Actual Ad Buys

Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s “apology ad” has probably been seen more because of media stories about it than because of his ad buy. According to New York-based Kantar Media’s CMAG, which tracks ads on national network, national cable...

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Election clerk Michael Daniels takes a vote by mail ballot at a drive up ballot collection point outside the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office on June 5, 2012.

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Election clerk Michael Daniels takes a vote by mail ballot at a drive up ballot collection point outside the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office on June 5, 2012.

California’s Open Primary Costs Super-PAC $711,000 on Just One Race

California’s races are costing the independent expenditure groups a lot more, thanks to the new open primaries. House Majority PAC — a super-PAC set up to help Democrats win back the House — will show in its next FEC filing...

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