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Sharon Winesberry, left, and Gus Mansour, delegates from Washington state, on the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

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Sharon Winesberry, left, and Gus Mansour, delegates from Washington state, on the floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

Pro-Obama Super-PAC raised $10 million in August

The main super-PAC aiding President Barack Obama — Priorities USA Action – raised $10 million last month, its biggest haul in the 2012 election cycle. The figure comes from a person familiar with the committee’s fundraising who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly...

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John Zito looks at a rendering of the display screens on stage at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Fla.

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John Zito looks at a rendering of the display screens on stage at the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Fla.

Obama’s Spring, Romney’s Summer — TV Ad Parity in the Long Run

At 30 seconds a pop, and sometimes 60, it would take you more than six months to watch all 526,633 presidential election ads that have run on television since the general election began in earnest in early April. If you...

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry

Super-PAC Super-Donors Familiar

Super-political action committees are relying upon a familiar roster of super-donors as they spend money on the presidential race, Federal Election Commission reports out last night show. Heading into this month, the super-PACs supporting Republican Mitt Romney, American Crossroads and...

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Mitt Romney during a campaign stop at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign stop at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $61 Mln

That’s the money edge for Mitt Romney and his major Republican allies over President Barack Obama and Democratic groups in the Nov. 6 presidential election, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed yesterday. Romney, the Republican National Committee, the pro-Romney...

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President Barack Obama during his visit to the U.S. Olympic Training center on Aug. 9, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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President Barack Obama during his visit to the U.S. Olympic Training center on Aug. 9, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Obama’s Socks, Romney’s Gold Medalists — Gaming the Olympics

Everyone wants a piece of the Olympics. The president, campaigning in Colorado today, stopped in at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs. He gave a shout-out to the U.S. Women’s Soccer team for “avenging” their World Cup loss. He...

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Gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem.

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Gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem.

Romney Closing Doors at Israeli Fundraiser With Sheldon Adelson

Updated July 29 at 10:20 am EDT: (This event was initially to be fully closed to reporters traveling with Mitt Romney, making it impossible for voters back home to know what Romney was telling the donors. After objections, campaign aides...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Big Checks from Big Names Bankroll Romney-Backing Super-PAC

Restore Our Future, a super-PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign for president, amassed $20.7 million in June largely through big checks from familiar Republican donors. More than 60 percent of  the money came from just three wealthy families, today’s Federal...

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Actor Morgan Freeman at the 'The Dark Knight Rises' world premiere in New York City.

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Actor Morgan Freeman at the 'The Dark Knight Rises' world premiere in New York City.

Morgan Freeman’s $1 Million: Obama

When Priorities USA Action, the super-PAC backing President Barack Obama, reports its $6 million monthly haul to the Federal Election Commission, one of the donors listed will be the actor Morgan Freeman. He gave $1 million. “President Obama has done...

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Mitt Romney at Newark Town Square on June 17, 2012 in Ohio.

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Mitt Romney at Newark Town Square on June 17, 2012 in Ohio.

Pro-Romney Super-PAC Raises Record $20 Million

The marquee super-PACs in the presidential election each saw record fundraising last month, a sign that big donors are becoming more comfortable with them. Restore Our Future, backing presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, raised $20 million in June, spokeswoman Brittany...

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