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A collage of campaign buttons hangs on the wall while volunteers call potential voters to re-elect President Barack Obama at the campaign's Field Office in Chicago.

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A collage of campaign buttons hangs on the wall while volunteers call potential voters to re-elect President Barack Obama at the campaign's Field Office in Chicago.

Obama’s Favorite 389,821 Voters

When all the votes from the Nov. 6 presidential election are counted — they’re still tallying ballots in California and New York — President Barack Obama will have beaten Republican challenger Mitt Romney by close to 5 million votes. Yet...

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Sen.-elect Tim Kaine, center, arrives at a freshman Senators luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012.

Kaine Forms ‘Common Ground PAC’

Senator-elect Tim Kaine  of Virginia is sponsoring a political action committee he’s calling ‘“Common Ground PAC.” As in the common ground that the former Democratic governor said he would seek in a Congress divided over issues including the so-called fiscal...

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

Adelson’s Late $2.5 Million Couldn’t Stop Kaine’s Virginia Win

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson gave $2.5 million in the waning days of the Nov. 6 election to a Republican super-political action committee that was on the losing side of a key U.S. Senate race in Virginia. The super-PAC, Independence Virginia,...

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Supporter Annie Lin, from Salem, Va., center, wearing plastic Romney lawn signs, cheers Mitt Romney at a campaign event at Integrity Windows in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 1, 2012.

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Supporter Annie Lin, from Salem, Va., center, wearing plastic Romney lawn signs, cheers Mitt Romney at a campaign event at Integrity Windows in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 1, 2012.

Romney: `Five More Days’

“This is an election of consequence,” Republican Mitt Romney said today in Roanoke, at the start of a campaign day in Virginia — the first full day of a resumed campaign fight following the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. President Barack...

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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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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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The hand of President Barack Obama is visible over the podium, and supporters are reflected in the TelePrompTer, as he speaks at a campaign event at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 2012, the day after the last presidential debate against Gov. Mitt Romney.

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The hand of President Barack Obama is visible over the podium, and supporters are reflected in the TelePrompTer, as he speaks at a campaign event at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 2012, the day after the last presidential debate against Gov. Mitt Romney.

Obama Campaign Sent $14 Million to State Democratic Parties: Ohio Top

President Barack Obama’s campaign sent more than $14.4 million to state Democratic parties early this month, with most of it going to states crucial to his bid to win re-election Nov. 6. Obama’s campaign directed the biggest chunk of the...

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally at Ida Lee Park on Oct. 16, 2012 in Leesburg, VA.

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attends a campaign rally at Ida Lee Park on Oct. 16, 2012 in Leesburg, VA.

Wisconsin, Virginia: Most RNC $

The Republican National Committee sent more than $14 million this month to its affiliates in 28 states led by Wisconsin and Virginia, both key states in the Nov. 6 presidential and U.S. Senate elections. The RNC sent more than $3.3...

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