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Melons, Squash, Cash: A Million-Dollar Donor Sprouts

Until recently, Amy Goldman, the author of lavish books about heirloom fruits and vegetables, didn't have much interest in politics. But her concern about women's health led her to donate $1 million to a pro-Obama superPAC — and another million to Planned Parenthood's political arm.

Racial Diversity Absent From GOP Presidential Ticket

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in Miami, where he courted Cuban-American voters Monday. They're one of the few minority communities that vote solidly Republican. In a news conference Monday, Romney suggested voters don't care about a candidate's race.

Obama Warns Iowans GOP Ideas Aren't Solutions

President Obama continues his campaign bus trip across Iowa. He's traveling from west to east, drawing sharp contrasts with the Republican ticket. Obama warned some jobs could be in jeopardy if a wind power tax credit is allowed to expire, as Romney has proposed.

Hecklers Interrupt Ryan At Iowa State Fair Stop

On Monday, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan made his first solo campaign trip since being named Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate. Ryan went to the Iowa State where candidates are a common sight. Ryan drew a big crowd but it wasn't always friendly.
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Conservatives Winning On Donations From Virginians

Virginians contributed 40 times more to conservative Super PACs than to liberal ones, according to numbers released by the Virginia Public Access Project.


With Four Candidates Now Campaigning, 'Choice' Is The Theme

President Obama and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan were in Iowa, where they told supporters that the general election would give voters a stark choice between two visions of the nation's future. With Mitt Romney in Florida and Joe Biden in North Carolina, all four candidates worked to energize supporters in key swing states.
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Virginia Republicans Reconsider Norquist Pledge

Some Virginia Republicans are moving away from the famous Grover Norquist pledge that aims to never raise taxes.


Favored In GOP Senate Primary, Linda McMahon Faces Critics Left And Right

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is making her second run for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut. Once again she is campaigning with primarily her own millions. And her opponents again say she can't separate herself from the controversial side of professional wrestling.