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Financial Reports Shed Little Light On GOP Race

President Obama's campaign reported the hefty sum of $61 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, but at this point in the election contest, that's one of few things that are clear about the race for the White House.
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Obama Bus Tour Rides Rough Political Terrain In N.C.

The president won the state by a narrow margin in 2008. His fall in support among independents in North Carolina means Obama now faces a struggle to stay competitive for 2012. His problem in the state is the same one he faces everywhere: unemployment.
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GOP Money Gap Widens

Presidential candidates filed their latest campaign finance reports this weekend, showing a widening money gap in the Republican primary race. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry led the field.
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The Two Candidates With The Strongest Finances

The deadline for presidential candidates to file their third-quarter reports with the Federal Election Commission passed at midnight. The reports detail how much money the candidates have raised and spent. NPR's Peter Overby joins host Audie Cornish to talk about what he's learned.
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Obama Hops A Bus For Friendly Red States

President Barack Obama hits the road this week on a three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia. Both states traditionally vote Republican, but Obama won them both in 2008. Host Audie Cornish talks with Rep. David Price, a Democrat from North Carolina, and former congressman Tom Perriello, a Democrat from Virginia, about the political climate and Democratic prospects for the 2012 race.
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Money Gap Widens In GOP Presidential Field

New campaign finance reports offer the first detailed look at the haves and the have-nots among the Republican presidential candidates. While some candidates are flush with cash, others are nearly broke. Meanwhile, the Obama fundraising effort is easily outstripping his prospective rivals.
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Week In News: Money And The GOP Presidential Race

Presidential candidates need to report their third-quarter fundraising reports to the FEC by midnight tonight, and those figures are already saying a lot about which campaigns are healthy and which are faltering. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rebecca Roberts speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, about that story and others from the past week.

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