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

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

Romney’s Re-Entry: `Real Change’

With former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio behind him, Republican Mitt Romney revved up his Atlantic storm-stalled campaign in Florida today. “This is quite a time for the country, as you know — we’re going through trauma in...

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President Barack Obama takes the stage at a campaign event where he and Vice President Joe Biden spoke, at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 2012.

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President Barack Obama takes the stage at a campaign event where he and Vice President Joe Biden spoke, at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 2012.

Obama’s Ohio Advantage Holds, Florida, Virginia Virtual Ties w/ Romney

President Barack Obama holds a narrow advantage over Republican Mitt Romney in Ohio, the hardest-fought state of the 2012 presidential election, according to a poll commissioned by CBS News and the New York Times. The president and Romney are statistically...

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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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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks over a newspaper on Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day.

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A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks over a newspaper on Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11, 12, 20

That’s how many states backed the White House winner by fewer than five percentage points in the past three presidential elections that also were decided by fewer than five percentage points. In 2004, when President George W. Bush defeated Democrat...

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Former President Bill Clinton greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally to for President Barack Obama at the University of Central Florida, on Oct. 29, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

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Former President Bill Clinton greets supporters after speaking at a campaign rally to for President Barack Obama at the University of Central Florida, on Oct. 29, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

Bill Clinton Obama’s Florida Stand-In

President Barack Obama may have left Florida before an Orlando campus rally today. But the Sandy-occupied president left former President Bill Clinton as a stand-in. Clinton addressed a crowd of more than 7,000 at the University of Central Florida. And...

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Secret Service agents keep watch as Gov. Mitt Romney emerges from backstage during a campaign rally at University of Findlay on Oct. 28, 2012 in Findlay, Ohio.

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Secret Service agents keep watch as Gov. Mitt Romney emerges from backstage during a campaign rally at University of Findlay on Oct. 28, 2012 in Findlay, Ohio.

Ohio: Close Count Could Take Days

With polls showing a tightening presidential race in Ohio, there’s at least a chance for what elections officials are calling the “nightmare scenario:” The U.S. presidential race comes down to Ohio on election night, and the race can’t be called...

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Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, left, and President Barack Obama, during a news conference on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C.

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Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator, FEMA, left, and President Barack Obama, during a news conference on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C.

Sandy, Safety: Campaign Consensus

Updated at 7:20 am EDT Sandy has taken a toll on the campaign one week and a day from Election Day: No Ohio for President Barack Obama today. No more Florida either. No New Hampshire for Mitt Romney on Tuesday....

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Election cookies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

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Election cookies of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

Obama: Ohio Cookie Contest Edge

If Cincinnati cookie sales are any indication, the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney does indeed remain close in Ohio. Reporters traveling with Romney arrived in Dayton, Ohio, midday to be greeted with cookies with hand-decorated Romney faces painted...

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Mitt Romney cheers supporters at Land O’Lakes High School, in Florida, on Oct. 27, 2012.

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Mitt Romney cheers supporters at Land O’Lakes High School, in Florida, on Oct. 27, 2012.

Romney: Florida Swing-Corridor Poll — 51-45 Pct Edge Over Obama

An important poll of Central Florida voters paints an advantage for Republican Mitt Romney in a region critical to the outcome of the election in the biggest of all swing states. It’s important because Central Florida is what makes Florida...

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A sign endorsing President Barack Obama hangs in a window of the Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in a mostly hispanic district of Orlando, Florida.

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A sign endorsing President Barack Obama hangs in a window of the Lechonera El Barrio Restaurant in a mostly hispanic district of Orlando, Florida.

Florida Hispanic Vote: Obama’s Bet

A banner hung behind Republican Mitt Romney today at his campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, where he was introduced in both English and Spanish: “Necesitamos una recuperation genuina.” “We need a genuine recovery.” It’s the same message his English-language banners have...

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