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Lisa Lerer

covers the White House and covered the 2012 campaign for Bloomberg News. She covered Congress, lobbying and the 2008 campaign for Politico.

Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.

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Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.

Romney: One More Ohio Lap, Pennsylvania Push, on Election Day

Just when you thought the campaign was over, it’s not. Republican  Mitt Romney, campaigning across five states today on the eve of the Nov. 6 presidential election, is adding two Election Day stops to his itinerary. Romney plans another lap...

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Vandalia, Ohio, on Oct. 30, 2012.

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Vandalia, Ohio, on Oct. 30, 2012.

Romney Returning to Trail in Florida — With Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio

Republican Mitt Romney, his campaigning stalled by the storm called Sandy, plans to fully reengage in the presidential race tomorrow. Romney plans three events in Florida, the biggest of all swing states, appearing with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov....

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Mitt Romney accepts a food donations from a supporter during a Kettering Storm Relief event on Oct. 30, 2012 in Kettering, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney accepts a food donations from a supporter during a Kettering Storm Relief event on Oct. 30, 2012 in Kettering, Ohio.

Romney’s Storm Relief Rally — Struggling for Perfect Sandy Pitch

With a storm still pummeling the eastern United States, Mitt Romney struggled to strike the right tone before supporters in Kettering, Ohio, today. Standing in front of tables loaded with diapers, canned goods and bottled water, Romney jettisoned his standard...

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Mitt Romney listens in on a conference call with advisors aboard his campaign bus en route to a campaign rally at Avon Lake High School on Oct. 29, 2012 in Avon Lake, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney listens in on a conference call with advisors aboard his campaign bus en route to a campaign rally at Avon Lake High School on Oct. 29, 2012 in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Romney Resets for Sandy, Questions — Adviser: `I Don’t Have a Clue’

In the final days of a presidential campaign, nothing is left to chance. Motorcade rides, rallies and the rest are choreographed down to the minute by fleets of radio earpiece-wearing staffers. So when Hurricane Sandy prompted Romney to jettison his...

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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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Ann Romney, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney during a news conference held by Trump to endorse Mitt Romney for president at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2012.

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Ann Romney, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney during a news conference held by Trump to endorse Mitt Romney for president at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2012.

A Star-Studded Waldorf Retreat for Romney Donors

With Mitt Romney in Boston for a final round of debate preparation sessions, his top money men and women are gathering in New York City for a star-studded retreat at the Waldorf Astoria. The three-day gathering, open to donors that...

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Mitt Romney met with the Reverend Billy Graham at Graham's Cabin in Montreat, North Carolina, today.

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Mitt Romney met with the Reverend Billy Graham at Graham's Cabin in Montreat, North Carolina, today.

Romney, Billy Graham Rally Base: `I’ll Do All I Can… Quote Me’

When pro-life credentials are questioned, call out Mike Huckabee. Stop by Billy Graham’s homestead. Republican Mitt Romney has done both today. Two days after Romney downplayed his plans to fight abortion rights, the Republican presidential candidate met privately today with...

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Samantha Pawlucy accused her geometry teacher of mocking her for wearing a Romney-Ryan campaign T-shirt.

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Samantha Pawlucy accused her geometry teacher of mocking her for wearing a Romney-Ryan campaign T-shirt.

Romney Calls High-Schooler Harrassed for Campaign T-Shirt

Mitt Romney called Samantha Pawlucy’s home yesterday, reaching out to the Philadelphia high school student who made headlines last week when she accused her geometry teacher of mocking her for wearing a Romney-Ryan campaign T-shirt. The Republican presidential candidate spoke...

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally on a farm on October 9, 2012 near Van Meter, Iowa.

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally on a farm on October 9, 2012 near Van Meter, Iowa.

Romney Recalls Navy SEAL — Making a Private Man More Public

During the holidays several years ago, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a mailer — more of a flyer, really — dropped into the mailbox of his second home in La Jolla, California. The paper was an invitation to a...

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