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Being 'Better Off' May Not Be Enough To Win Colo.

Certain sectors of the state's economy are more robust than they were four years ago, but that doesn't mean everyone's happy with the recovery. The state is sharply divided about the role of government in the economy, an issue that will be at the forefront of the upcoming presidential debate there.
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Campaigns Prepare For Highly Anticipated Debates

Wednesday, President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will face each other on the same stage for the first time. It will be one of three opportunities before the election. It could be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to sway voters who haven't yet made up their mind. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Scott Horsley and Ari Shapiro, who have been on the trail with the Romney and Obama campaigns.
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Candidates Push For Colo. To Swing In Their Favor

Colorado is one of a handful of battleground states which could tip this year's election. President Obama won the state in 2008, but polls suggest a tighter contest this election year. Host Rachel Martin talks with Judy Strogoff, editor-publisher of The Colorado Statesman, a weekly nonpartisan political paper based in Denver.
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Ohio County A Historic Predictor Of State's Vote

President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney barnstormed Ohio this week. And both candidates also held rallies in or near Wood County, which has picked the winner in all but one presidential election since 1960.
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What Winning The 'Catholic Vote' Means Today

Catholics used to reliably side with Democrats, in large part because of the labor union movement. But after a century of integration, the group started to look like the rest of the American constituency. But out of this population, two new voting blocs have emerged — with more reliable preferences.
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A Dip Into The Annals Of Presidential Debates

The first in a series of presidential debates is coming up on Wednesday. Host Scott Simon talks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about some of the lesser known facts of presidential debates of the past.
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Scramble For Ohio Has High Stakes For Romney

Every four years the Presidential campaigns roll into Ohio. This year, the stakes are especially high for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney because no Republican has ever won the White House without a victory in Ohio. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
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Utah's Democratic Congressman Faces A GOP Anomaly

Incumbent Jim Matheson is the state's only Democratic congressman and faces a tough battle for a seventh term. His rival is Mia Love, who if elected would become the first black Republican female member of Congress.

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