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President George W. Bush waves to supporters after a campaign rally speech at an outdoor baseball stadium in this 2004 file photo.

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President George W. Bush waves to supporters after a campaign rally speech at an outdoor baseball stadium in this 2004 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 47

That’s how many states that either voted for George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections or opposed him both times. The three exceptions were Iowa and New Mexico, which voted for Bush in 2004 after backing Democrat...

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

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Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine during the Democratic National Convention.

Virginia Democrat Kaine Touts Work With Bush in Senate Ad

In the 2006 and 2008 elections, it wasn’t hard to find Democratic television ads attacking George W. Bush, who had poor approval ratings at the end of his eight-year presidency. Now comes Tim Kaine, the Democratic nominee for a U.S....

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Matt Servitto, of New York City, stops to pose with a cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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Matt Servitto, of New York City, stops to pose with a cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13

That’s how many North Carolina counties voted for President Barack Obama in the 2008 election four years after backing the re-election of Republican predecessor George W. Bush. By winning some historically Republican-voting counties, Obama became the first Democrat in 32...

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Michigan delegate Linda Lee Tarver shows off her ring at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Michigan delegate Linda Lee Tarver shows off her ring at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 88

That’s the number of years since a Republican won a presidential election without carrying Florida. The last time it happened was in 1924, when Calvin Coolidge won the White House race despite losing Florida to Democratic challenger John Davis. Since...

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Supporters cheer as Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the St. Pete Times Forum in this May 21, 2008 file photo in Tampa, Florida.

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Supporters cheer as Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the St. Pete Times Forum in this May 21, 2008 file photo in Tampa, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.1

That’s the percentage-point margin of victory in the 2008 election for President Barack Obama in Hillsborough County, Florida, where Republicans are holding their national convention in Tampa. Hillsborough is a swing county in a swing state that is drawing the...

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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the U.S. presidential election at a polling station in Orlando in this 2008 file photo.

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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the U.S. presidential election at a polling station in Orlando in this 2008 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 4

Four. That’s how many Florida counties backed President Barack Obama in 2008 after voting four years earlier for Republican President George W. Bush. One of them is Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, the site of this week’s Republican National Convention....

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President Barack Obama with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush as they unveil their official portraits on May 31, 2012, in the East Room at the White House.

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President Barack Obama with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush as they unveil their official portraits on May 31, 2012, in the East Room at the White House.

Obama Likes Bush’s Sports Package . . . And His Words?

The presidents’ club is a small one and tradition dictates a gracious reception when a predecessor comes back to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. There may also be a traditional speech, judging from comments that...

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In the last moments of their administration President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcome Barack H. Obama and his wife Michelle in the Blue room of the White House.

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In the last moments of their administration President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush welcome Barack H. Obama and his wife Michelle in the Blue room of the White House.

Washington Daybook: Picture This

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura drop by the White House today to check out their official portrait and have lunch with the Obamas. The Bushes have pretty much avoided Washington like the plague since departing the...

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Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy.

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Mitt Romney talks about his plan for creating jobs and improving the economy.

Romney’s ‘Day One:’ 34 Words

“Day One:” In 34 words, Mitt Romney is telling a general election audience what he wants them to know about his possible presidency. What would he do with the White House? “President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands...

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