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Colorado Springs Soaks In Triple The Political Ads

In Colorado Springs, advertising for the presidential race has tripled compared with the same time four years ago. It's enough to drive even the most fervent political partisans over the edge.
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Todd Akin Bets He Still Has A Chance

The Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri will never stop being asked questions about "legitimate rape." Still, the state is conservative enough to have kept him close with six weeks to go. And now he's been joined on the campaign trail by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Can Bad Campaigners Make Good Presidents?

Some pundits say the stumbling GOP presidential campaign should be seen as a bellwether for a possible Romney White House.
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Rep. Cleaver Pushes To Prep Black Voters

The Congressional Black Caucus is hosting a series of voter registration and education efforts throughout the country. Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver is the chairman of the CBC. He tells guest host Celeste Headlee new voter identification laws have made these efforts even more important.
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Could Gay Marriage Keep Black Voters From Polls?

Historically, pastors have played a big role in organizing get-out-the-vote efforts within the African American community. But the issue of same-sex marriage has divided faith leaders. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Reverend Derek McCoy of the Maryland Marriage Alliance about how the issue could affect the black vote.
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Analysis: Hill Staffers Focus On Congressional Work Before Election

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about what staffers will be doing while lawmakers are out campaigning for the election.

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Debate Preview: Obama And Romney Shadow Box On '60 Minutes'

The first official presidential debate isn't until Oct. 3 in Denver. But interviews on CBS offered a sense of what the tone may be like next week.
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Ads Slice Up Swing States With Growing Precision

Everything in this year's presidential election is supersized, except for the number of swing states in play. That's forcing a bigger pot of money to be pumped into a smaller pool of states. "There is such focus on relatively few markets that the levels of advertising we're seeing are really uncharted waters," one media analyst says.

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