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In Campaign's Final Days, Record Levels Of Money Still Driving The Message

President Obama's campaign, including affiliated Democratic Party committees, announced that it has raised in total more than $1 billion this election cycle. Republican Mitt Romney's not far behind and also could pass the $1 billion mark when all is said and done.
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Leading In Polls, Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Keep At It

Proponents of Maryland's same-sex marriage law seem to have the advantage in the polls leading up to the Nov. 6 referendum on the measure, but that hasn't stopped them from working to rally support. 

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Do Political Ads Actually Work?

Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There's little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.
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President Embraces 'Obamacare'; What Would Romney Do?

Some critics are puzzled by Mitt Romney's opposition to the Affordable Care Act because the law is a close cousin of the measure he signed while governor of Massachusetts. But others counter that the private sector is best left to make the changes imposed by President Obama's signature achievement.
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Obama The First Sitting President To Vote Early

President Obama made history again on Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to vote early in person. His vote came at the end of a three day campaign blitz.
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Romney Pitches 'Big Change' In Swing State Ohio

Mitt Romney continued his post-debate campaign swing in Ohio on Thursday.
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Ad Watch Rematch: 6 Swing States, 1 Half-Hour, 87 Political Ads

Since June, more than 915,000 presidential ads alone have aired on broadcast and cable TV. So what's it like to watch the local news in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia?
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Rape Comments Complicate But Don't End GOP Senate Takeover Chances

Republicans retain hopes for a Senate takeover, but comments about rape and abortion by candidates in Missouri and Indiana aren't helping. The GOP needs to gain four seats to control the Senate if President Obama wins; three seats if Republican Mitt Romney emerges the presidential victor on Nov. 6.

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